Workplace discrimination, including sexual harassment, is a serious issue in today's world. With more and more individuals coming forward with stories of harassment across the country, it is time to speak up and we can help.
Sexual harassment is a form of workplace discrimination that violates both state and federal law. Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of ways. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal and physical conduct of a sexual nature that either explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's work environment.
You work environment can be affected if the sexual harassment unreasonably interferes with your work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. You can also be retaliated against for reporting sexual harassment. This can also occur if you have been terminated, demoted, or have had other adverse employment action taken against you after you have reported the sexual harassment to management or Human Resources.
If you feel you have been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, then it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Depending on the facts of your specific circumstances, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit seeking financial damages.