Sexual harassment is any unwanted sexual or gender-based conduct which interferes with an individual’s ability to perform, or advance, especially in work or school settings. Sexual harassment can occur in many different ways, and both women and men can be victims. One also need not be of the opposite sex of the harasser to be a victim of sexual harassment. Not all sexual conduct constitutes harassment—it must be unwanted and non-consensual. Some examples of sexual harassment include unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical sexual conduct that would be considered offensive to you and others.
Sexual harassment occurs especially frequently in the workplace. Employers or co-workers can use sexual conduct as a method to intimidate, or base employment decisions on the submission to, or rejection of, requests for sexual acts. Sexual harassment is illegal and both criminally and civilly legally actionable. According to the latest statistics available from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, nearly 12,000 harassment claims are filed annual for workplace misconduct. About 84% of the allegations were made by women. In total, about $50 million in compensation was provided to those making the allegations, with the majority coming from successful settlements with wrongdoers.
Fight Sexual Harassment in Court
If you feel that either you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment, contact a sexual harassment lawyer at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP immediately at 1-800-624-8888 or submit an InjuryLawyer.com free online case evaluation. You could qualify to bring legal action for money damages.
Initial consultations are FREE of charge. If we agree to take your case, it will be on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only collect legal fees for our services if we get you money.
Many of these cases are time-sensitive, so please act now to preserve your rights.