It can be difficult to determine your rights in cases of workplace sexual harassment. One type of sexual harassment occurs when employment is conditioned on the submission to unwelcome sexual advances, while another type is unwelcomed sexual conduct that is severe or pervasive enough to create an abusive environment for the employee. Sexual harassment has been found to include a large range of inappropriate behaviors, including requests for sexual favors, unwanted sexual advances or propositions, verbal conduct, slurs or derogatory comments, and comments about a person’s body, appearance, or sexual activity. In fact, visual harassment (including leering looks, offensive gestures or derogatory posters, cartoons, or drawings) have been found sufficient to create a hostile work environment based on sexual harassment.
Our experienced attorneys know the laws that exist to protect against sexual harassment, and we can help if you think that you have been a victim of sexual harassment.