Sexual Harassment

If you have been sexually harassed at work, you have legal rights. Paul Platte has been representing clients in sexual harassment and discrimination cases for 40 years.

Illegal sex harassment may include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal and physical touching of a sexual nature by supervisors, other employees, customers, or vendors.  Illegal verbal behavior may include sexual comments (such as about body parts, social media, friends, clothes, personal life), sexual abuse, stalking, gaslighting, gawking, sexual gestures, sexual emails or messages, making employees look at sexual pictures or porn, assaults, threats related to sex, and sexual jokes.  

A supervisor, co-employee, customer, or vendor asking for sex may be illegal.

Illegal sexual touching may include kissing, hugging, pinching, rubbing against an employee, and touching breasts or genitals or buttocks.
It is also illegal for an employer, supervisor, co-employee, or vendor to retaliate against an employee for objecting to or complaining about sexual harassment, refusing sexual requests, or reporting sexual harassment.  Illegal retaliation may include demotions, failure to promote, pay cuts, failure to give pay raises, unfavorable work assignments, transfers, layoff, and discharge. 

Also, a supervisor, co-employee, customer, or vendor can not harass an employee or discriminate against an employee because of the employee’s race (such as joking about race or commenting on an employee’s race), color, sex, age (such as employment actions or comments because of an employee’s age), religion, national origin (such as comments about an accent or family), sexual preference, disability, transgender, or marital status.

Women and men can be victims of sexual harassment and discrimination.

If you think you have been sexually harassed or discriminated against at work, you have legal rights.  To receive a free consultation from sexual harassment attorney, contact us.

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