Sexual Harassment Lawsuits Archives

Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

Sexual harassment is defined as “unwelcome sexual advances or conduct”. Employees are protected against workplace sexual harassment under both state and federal law. This harassment can take a number of forms including physical harassment, visual harassment, request for sexual favors, and gender-based animosity.

Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

When this sort of conduct affects the individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with their work, or creates an abusive, intimidating hostile or offensive work environment, the individual may have grounds for a sexual harassment lawsuit. For a sexual harassment lawsuit to be successful, the alleged harassment must be an action that a reasonable person in the position of the plaintiff would consider hostile, abusive, or offensive. Lawsuits can be brought against a number of different parties whether they are a boss, co-worker, or even a customer. Under federal law, the victim and harasser may be of the same sex, the victim does not have to be the person directly harassed, and the harassment does not have to result in economic injury or discharge for there to be a sexual harassment claim.

If you feel you are the victim of sexual harassment, you should keep records of all incidents including date, time, place, and names of offenders and witnesses. You should make an effort to stop the sexual harassment. If the harassment does not stop, try notifying a supervisor. The company may be held liable if they do not address your harassment concerns. It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible if you wish to file a sexual harassment lawsuit.

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