Sexual Harassment on the Job
Almost every employer has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment. It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s the law.
Sexual Harassment is illegal. After the many headlines over the last few years this is hardly a secret. And yet, sexual harassment occurs in the workplace every day.
Every workplace should be free of sexual harassment.
If it is happening to you, don’t ‘put up with it’, that’s not your responsibility. Fight back, now – with Hux Law Firm, LLC’s guidance.
What is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual Harassment is illegal under Title VII of Civil Rights Act, it is considered a form of gender discrimination.
The law recognizes two distinct forms of sexual harassment: hostile work environment and ‘quid pro quo.’
A hostile work environment is a workplace you dread going to because of constant sexual innuendo, unwanted advances, lewd comments, requests for sexual favors, physical contact, and more.
Quid Pro Quo harassment occurs when an employee is forced to accept some form of sexual harassment as a condition of employment, pay, promotion, and/or benefits.
Reporting Sexual Harassment
Employers have a duty to take complaints seriously and take immediate measures to end the harassment.
Unfortunately employers continue to either ignore or heedlessly dismiss complaints.
It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against anyone who reports sexual harassment. If you have been sexually harassed and/or reported it and your employer:
- Terminates you.
- Promotes under qualified employees over you.
- No longer gives you choice assignments.
- Imposes unfair or disproportionate disciplinary action.
- Transfers you.
your rights have been violated.
What to Do
If you have been sexually harassed and/or are being retaliated against for reporting it, call us – immediately.
Sexual harassment claims are complex even with the simplest of fact patterns. Some statutes of limitations are short.
It’s vital that you document everything. Performance reviews, HR meetings, emails, memos, anything in writing. Make notes after every conversation and call.
As you’re doing that seek the legal advice of an attorney experienced with sexual harassment. Call Hux Law Firm, LLC.
Have a sexual harassment issue? Call Hux Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Call now. Don’t risk being shut out of the courts on a technicality. Tell us your story. When You Employer’s Zero Tolerance Sexual Harassment Policies Aren’t Being Enforced. We can help. CALL NOW.