We advise and represent employers and employees in sexual and gender harassment matters. Sexual and gender harassment in the workplace is illegal and includes a range of inappropriate and offensive behaviors, including the following:
- Unwanted sexual advances or propositions
- Quid pro quo offers (offering employment benefits for sexual favors)
- Threatening, retaliating against, or terminating an employee for refusing sexual advances
- Unwanted visual conduct: leering, making sexual gestures, displaying of suggestive objects or pictures, cartoons, or posters
- Unwanted verbal conduct: making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs, and jokes
- Unwanted verbal abuse of a sexual nature, graphic verbal commentaries about an individual's body, sexually degrading words used to describe an individual, suggestive or obscene letters, notes, or invitations
- Unwanted physical conduct: touching, assault, impeding or blocking movements
- Failure of employers to prevent sexual misconduct by other employees
The harasser and victim can be of any gender.
Whether you are an employee or employer, it is in your best interests to consult an experienced and knowledgeable employment attorney for sexual and gender harassment matters. Contact our office to learn more about your rights and options.