employees must feel safe and secure from sexual predatory conduct in the workplace
Every employee, regardless of their sex, gender, or identity has the legal right to work in a environment that is free from sexual harassment. Unfortunately, sexual harassment against employees occurs regularly in the workplace. Harassment can take the form of being physical or verbal. The harasser can be your boss, supervisor, or co-worker and sometimes even your customers. There are two types of sexual harassment.
The first type of sexual harassment is Quid Pro Quo Harassment. This type of harassment occurs when an employer makes a request or demand of “something for something” or “this for that.” Common examples of Quid Pro Quo Harassment include employers conditioning continued employment, promotions, higher wages, or even better jobs, assignments, benefits and working conditions for sexual acts, favors, advances or relationships.
The second type of sexual harassment is Hostile Work Environment Harassment. This type of harassment occurs when the behavior, conduct, or comments of others are so severe or pervasive that they interfere or prevent the employee from performing their work. Common examples of Hostile Work Environment Harassment include:
If you are a victim of sexual harassment, it is important that you immediately contact Nahavandi & Azimtash LLP for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys have substantial experience in labor and employment law and you will not pay any attorney fees unless there is a recovery.