Have You Been Sexually Harassed at Work?
Have you been sexually harassed at work by your supervisor? Whether the harassment is derogatory comments or threats of sexual assault, you may be eligible for a sexual harassment claim.
There both federal and state laws to protect employees from sexual harassment. Specifically, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion. Despite Title VII protection there are still many individuals that deal with sexual harassment at work.
What Is A Sexual Harassment Claim?
A sexual harassment claim is a lawsuit for compensation for damages due to unwelcomed sexual advances, comments, or actions of sexual nature. Some damages that may be claimed include back pay, front pay, emotional distress, attorney fees and other costs.
To file your claim successfully you should be prepared to prove that:
- The abuse is objectively offensive
- Your employment been affected?
Be sure to keep a log of the dates, times, locations, and witnesses for you claim and keep those notes outside of the workplace. The more evidence you have the better your claim will be.
Speaking to an Employment Law Attorney
Remember you are not to blame for sexual harassment at work: it is unwelcome and often illegal. To learn more about how you could file a sexual harassment claim you should contact a qualified employment law attorney. There is a limited time to file your claim, so it’s best to start your claim to receive a settlement quickly.
Legal Standards for Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination based on sex that breaches Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. For employers with 15 or more workers, Title VII applies. Unwanted sexual advances, demands for sexual favors, and any physical or verbal activity of an inappropriate sexual nature that directly or indirectly affects the job of a person may be sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment in the workplace does not come in just one sort. Learn about some of the various ways in which sexual harassment occurs and what to do about it.
How to Deal with Sexual Harassment
You might not know what to do if you are facing sexual harassment in the workplace. It can be difficult to decide how to deal with your day to day job, even after you file a complaint. If you find yourself in a possible sexual assault incident, this page offers more realistic advice on what you should do.
Filing A Claim with An Attorney
If you are being harassed at work, you will need to take some action to protect your rights. A licensed attorney will help you find out the best way to report harassment. In order to outline your explanation of the harassing behavior, an attorney will also consult with you and communicate in the best way possible.