What You Need To Know About Sexual Harassment
Dirty jokes, unwanted advances and sexual-laced comments in the workplace are unlawful sexual harassment. If you experience sexual harassment at work, you know how intimidating it can be and what a detrimental effect it can have on your productivity and self confidence. In general, sexual harassment takes two forms:
- Hostile Work Environment: This type of sexual harassment includes day-to-day exposure to offensive and derogatory words, inappropriate pictures, sexual jokes, sexual comments and unwelcome touching.
- Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment: This type of harassment is much more serious and occurs when favorable job advancements such as promotions and raises are contingent upon your agreeing to sexual activity to keep your job, or unfavorable consequences such as a demotion or a termination occur because you refuse the advances.
When employees are faced with conduct that may cross the line into constituting sexual harassment, they should not have to ponder whether the conduct in question is illegal, regardless of whether the conduct is subtle or overt. A successful claim depends on several factors, depending on the kind of harassment involved. Regardless of the type of harassment, our team of experienced employment lawyers knows the law and knows how to prove your case.
If you believe you have been sexually harassed please contact Anticouni & Associates. We can help you.