What is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and what are the effects?

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace affects both Men and Women.  The feeling of shame and humiliation affects the lives of employees.  Sexual Harassment in the Workplace can be anything from physical contact to verbal and non-verbal acts.  Sexual Harassment could be an inappropriate touch, verbal comment, suggestion via text message or a posting of offensive material in the workplace.  In some circumstances, sexual harassment can even constitute a sexual assault.

Sexual harassment is prohibited by law.  State and Federal laws protect employees from Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.  However, many victims of sexual harassment don’t know who to contact at work to talk about the issue and are worried about losing their jobs, so they don’t do anything about it.  You don’t have to suffer in silence.  The professionals at Gabroy | Messer are experienced in handling all types of sexual harassment in the workplace.

What do you do if you experience sexual harassment in the workplace?

  • As soon as you feel that you are a target of sexual harassment at work, there are a few things you need to determine if you have a valid case of sexual harassment:
    • Whether or not the actions of the employer or another employee constitute what is defined as sexual harassment?
    • Did the sexual harassment interfere with your job performance?
    • Did your employer know about the sexual harassment?
  • Document any harassment or any different treatment you have received and include the dates and times that the harassment occurred.

If the harassment is creating a hostile environment for you to work in and preventing you from working or if it’s happening to someone else in your presence you may have a case.

What can Gabroy Law do for you?

The Gabroy | Messer can help you navigate through this process.  Please contact our office online or call 702.259.7777 to schedule an initial consultation.

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