Sexual harassment can make going to work an unbearable experience. The psychological effects of sexual harassment can make it difficult to concentrate and fulfill all of the responsibilities of your job.
If you are enduring this type of behavior at your job, your first priority is to put a stop to it. That is why you should seek competent legal representation from a Bluffton sexual harassment lawyer.
Our attorneys offer a free, no obligation consultation to explain how we can help you end the harassment and possibly obtain compensation for the financial and psychological damages you have experienced.
Our Bluffton sexual harassment lawyers have seen the devastating effects of sexual harassment, and that is why we fight so aggressively for your rights.
Contact us right now to schedule your free consultation. Call 855-856-4212.
Defining Sexual Harassment
There are a variety of behaviors that could be considered sexual harassment, including:
- Looking at someone in a sexually suggestive way
- Physical contact that makes someone feel awkward, including rubbing against someone, patting and pinching
- Sexual gestures
- Vulgar, sexual jokes
- Sending or forwarding notes or emails with sexually explicit material
- Making offensive remarks about a person’s sex
- Inappropriate comments about a person’s appearance
- Slurs and other insults
Most of the time, there must be a series of these actions for it to meet the definition of sexual harassment. Although, there are rare cases where a single act is considered sexual harassment, provided the act is extremely offensive.
Also, workers do not have to be direct targets of the harassment to be considered victims. If people are not direct targets but they are offended by the behavior, they could be considered victims of sexual harassment.
Harassment can be committed against women and men and the victim could be of the same sex as the harasser.
Sexual harassment is also divided into two categories based on the purpose or effect of the harassment:
- Hostile work environment – This applies to severe, ongoing harassment that creates an environment that a reasonable person would consider to be hostile or abusive. The harassment creates an offensive work environment that is intimidating to the employee. This type of harassment can be committed by coworkers, bosses, customers and independent contractors.
- Quid pro quo harassment – This applies to situations where an employer promises to advance an employee’s career or provide raises or other benefits in exchange for sexual favors. There are also situations where an employer tells an employee that they must provide sexual favors in order to keep their job.
If you are a victim of any of these types of sexual harassment, it is important to know your rights. You could be entitled to file a sexual harassment lawsuit to recover compensation for what you have had to deal with.
The Nye Law Group’s Bluffton sexual harassment lawyers will help you build a strong case that offers you the best chance of success. We put our clients first and we work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge legal fees unless we secure compensation for our clients.
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Proving That Harassment Occurred
If you end up filing a sexual harassment complaint or lawsuit, your testimony may not be enough to prove that harassment occurred.
That is why it is so important for you to keep detailed notes about the times you were harassed and what actions you took to stop the harassment. This will strengthen your claim and improve your chances of recovering compensation.
When you are taking notes about instances of harassment, make sure to note specific details, such as:
- What behaviors the harasser engaged in
- When it occurred
- Who else saw it
- Where it occurred
- How you initially responded to it
You should also keep track of any actions you took to put a stop to the harassment, such as:
- Asking the harasser to stop and telling them that they are making you uncomfortable
- Notifying your supervisor and going through your company’s grievance process
If your employer does not adequately resolve the issue, you may be able to file a sexual harassment lawsuit to recover compensation.
Our skilled Bluffton sexual harassment lawyers will guide you through the entire process to make sure your rights are protected.
Contact us today by calling 855-856-4212.
Consult Our Bluffton Sexual Harassment Lawyers Today
You have the right to work in an environment free from any form of sexual harassment. Unfortunately, people do not always respect that right, and employers may not take the necessary steps to stop the harassment.
That is where our Bluffton sexual harassment lawyers can step in to help you. If we take on your case, we will conduct an in-depth investigation to uncover all of the facts and find out what compensation you are entitled to.
We have the resources and experience to build a solid case and we will keep your best interests at the forefront of everything that we do.
Call 855-856-4212 right now to speak with a representative.