Have you been harassed at work? Stand up for your rights with help from our experienced attorneys.
In recent years, great strides have been made towards increasing awareness of--and preventing--workplace harassment. However, harassment has by no means been eradicated.
If you have experienced any kind of harassment at work, we encourage you to speak up. In collaboration with the respected firm of Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Harrison, we’ll help you understand your rights and provide top-quality representation in any legal action you may wish to pursue.
What Counts as Harassment?
Offensive speech or conduct can qualify as harassment when it is directed at a person based on:
- Age (if over 40)
- Sexual orientation
- National origin
- Gender identity and expression
Typically, a single offensive remark or incident would not be considered harassment unless it were particularly severe. Instead, harassment usually takes the form of repeated behavior that creates a hostile work environment for the person being harassed.
What Counts as Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment can take two different forms:
Quid Pro Quo: When managers or supervisors make a job offer, a raise, continued employment, or some other benefit contingent on an employee accepting their sexual advances or performing a sexual favor, this qualifies as sexual harassment.
Hostile Work Environment: Frequent or extremely offensive jokes or comments of a sexual nature can create a hostile work environment, where a specific individual or members of a gender have difficulty performing their work due to harassing or abusive behaviors like:
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- Offensive gestures or touching
- Leering looks
- Comments about a person’s body, appearance, or sexual activity
- Displaying cartoons or images of a sexual nature
- Conduct that shows hostility based on sex or gender
Can Men Be Victims of Sexual Harassment?
Of course. The law is not limited to sexual harassment scenarios involving women harassed by men, though this is the stereotype most people think of. Men can also take legal action if they are harassed by a male or female coworker or supervisor.
Three Steps to Take Right Now
The three most important steps to take regarding workplace harassment are:
- Report it. Many companies have specific HR policies in place for reporting harassment. Make sure your follow these policies to the letter and keep copies of all communications and reports.
- Document it. Keep track of every incident of harassing or offensive behavior. Include the date, time, and names of witnesses. Be as specific as you can about the words or actions that were used.
- Call an attorney. The best way to make sure your rights are protected is to get an experienced attorney on your side as early in the case as possible. We’ll help you prepare a detailed complaint and be sure any lawsuits are filed on time.
Why Choose The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker?
- We’ve won millions of dollars for our clients
- Our alliance with PLBSH gives us access to ample resources for even the most complicated cases
- You don’t pay any legal fees unless we win your case
Call Now for Your Free Initial Consultation
Don’t suffer from workplace harassment one more day. Instead, get The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker working for you. It all starts with a free initial consultation. Get yours today by submitting your case online or calling 800-333-0000.