Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Attorney
By definition, sexual harassment is any unwanted sexual contact that either occurs when employment or a promotion is conditioned on the submission of unwelcome sexual advances (also called ‘quid pro quo harassment’) or unwelcome sexual conduct that is severe and pervasive enough to create an unpleasant work environment. Sexual harassment is a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is also a violation of Texas Law under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act. While most people are aware of the term ‘sexual harassment’, few understand what, exactly, it is. The definition above should shed a little light on this, however, if you have any questions or are unsure if you have been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, we invite you to call an attorney from Rad Law Firm. Regardless of which of the two types of sexual harassment you have experienced, it is important you understand your rights and retain the services of a knowledgeable attorney from Rad Law Firm. Our law offices are conveniently located in Beverly Hills, CA as well as Austin, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Brownsville, TX and we are available to talk for free today about your case.
Types of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in the workplace is oftentimes hard to define, as many actions tread the fine line of harassment and joking around. A good rule of thumb is that if the behavior of a co-worker, boss, or employee should interfere with your work performance and make you feel uncomfortable, it may be harassment. Examples of sexual harassment include the following:
- Peering at someone in a sexually suggestive manner
- Making rude comments regarding appearance
- Physical contact that makes an employee feel uncomfortable
- Telling sexual or vulgar jokes, hanging inappropriate pictures, or making sexual gestures
- Sending, forwarding, or requesting letters, notes, email, text messages, or images with sexual connotations
If you have experienced any of the above, please contact an attorney from Rad Law Firm today.
If you have been wrongfullyerminated or did not receive a promotion your were qualified for because of your resistance to engaging in a sexual act, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the responsible party.
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Sexual harassment can include such things as unwelcome sexual advances, requests or demands for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature when this conduct implicitly or explicitly affects a person’s employment, interferes with a person’s employment, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work employment. Under Texas, California, and United States law, there are certain steps that must be met before you can file a lawsuit for sexual harassment. These can be difficult and time-consuming for an individual to pursue. Please let us help you.
If you feel that you are being sexually harassed at work, make a list of dates and circumstances. Make a list of anyone who you believe harassed you or who might have known that the harassment was taking place. If your workplace has a sexual harassment policy in place, get a copy of it. The experienced attorneys at Rad Law Firm can then go to work for you to help you get money damages for counseling, lost wages, medical care, and mental anguish.
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