Fighting for Your Rights to be Free from Sexual Harassment at Work
The law prohibits sex discrimination at work, and as part of sex discrimination, laws also prohibit sexual harassment. Unfortunately, sexual harassment remains a major issue for many employees in all types of workplaces - large or small. Each experience of sexual harassment can be unique, with many different types of conduct involved. One thing they have in common is that sexual harassment at work is against the law, and employees have the right to stand up for themselves when this occurs.
The Eghbali Firm handles all kinds of sexual harassment cases, and our clients are always employees who suffered harm at work. We know how much is at stake when you experience sexual harassment, and how conduct beyond your control can affect your career and your emotional well-being. We’re ready to fight for your rights to be free of harassment, so please contact us for free as soon as possible to discuss your situation.
Quid Pro Quo Harassment
One type of sexual harassment is referred to as “quid pro quo” harassment. This means that someone in authority at your workplace bases your continued employment on your agreement to engage in sexual conduct. This can involve sexual advances by a supervisor who then does one of the following:
- Threatens your job if you do not engage in sexual conduct
- Promises job benefits if you do engage in sexual conduct
This is a situation that no employee should ever face, and you should never feel this type of pressure to choose between your job and unwanted sexual advances. If this happens to you at work, you need legal help you can trust right away.
Hostile Work Environment
Another form of harassment creates a hostile work environment for you. This can involve sexual or sexually offensive comments, gestures, pictures, touching, or other conduct that is either:
- So offensive that it creates a hostile environment
- So pervasive that it creates a hostile environment
In either case, you should report such harassment to your employer as soon as possible, and your employer should take steps to stop the harassment. If they fail to do so, the situation may become so unbearable that you feel you have no choice but to quit your job. This is called constructive discharge and can be considered a form of wrongful termination. You need the right lawyer who knows how to seek recovery for your losses after experiencing a hostile work environment.
Many people fail to complain of sexual harassment because they fear they might lose their job or otherwise be punished by their employer. While the law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who complain of harassment or discrimination, employers continue to do so. This can include discipline, demotions, termination, and more, and it is all considered to be unlawful conduct by your employer.
Learn How We Can Protect Your Rights Today
The Eghbali Firm regularly represents clients after different types of sexual harassment. We’re ready to fight for your rights, so please contact us for a free consultation about your case.