Nothing is worse than coming to work every day only to be subjected to derogatory comments, off-color jokes or unfair treatment. Such mistreatment can make you dread going to work — or even lead you to consider quitting your job.
If you are facing sexual harassment at work, you are not alone. More than 12,000 sexual harassment claims are filed by employees each year across the country.* While the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace is disheartening, the good news is that you can take action against it.
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At the Karmel & Torres, LLC, we are dedicated almost exclusively to protecting employees’ rights. For more than 50 years, we have proudly advocated for the rights of workers facing sexual harassment and other forms of illegal discrimination. Our attorneys are passionate about standing up for clients who have been wronged. Speak with us about your situation by contacting our firm today and arranging a free consultation.
What Does Sexual Harassment Encompass?
Sexual harassment is a form of unlawful gender-based discrimination. You may have a legal claim against your employer if you are treated unfairly at work on the basis of your gender.
Likewise, you may also be entitled to legal action if you encounter persistent harassment in the form of offensive jokes, unwanted comments, teasing, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other misconduct of a sexual nature. These types of behaviors can create a hostile work environment, making it difficult for you to feel safe and comfortable at your job.
What Can You Do About Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment often goes unnoticed or even ignored by everyone other than the victim. Whether the harasser is another co-worker, a supervisor or a manager, your employer is responsible for preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace.
Employers generally have sexual harassment policies and procedures in place. However, these procedures are sometimes ineffective in dealing with the problem. You may even face illegal retaliation or wrongful termination after reporting sexual harassment.
If you are facing sexual harassment or illegal retaliation at work, contact an employment lawyer to protect your rights.
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*Source: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission