The sexual harassment lawyers at Minnis & Smallets help employees subjected to sexual harassment. When you have been sexually harassed at work, you have not just been violated. You have faced a form of sex discrimination.
All employees in the Bay Area have the right to work in an environment free of all forms of harassment. If you face unwelcome sexual advances or comments at work, you have the right to protect yourself legally. Be sure to speak with our Bay Area sexual harassment lawyers about your situation.
Sexual harassment takes many forms. It can happen to either gender or in various relationships with the victim. Your direct manager, supervisor, or coworker can be guilty of sexually harassing you. Some examples of sexual harassment include:
Sexual harassment can happen anywhere in the workplace or a school setting. It can also happen during or after work hours. If your supervisor sends a sexually explicit message to you after work hours, that is still considered sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment applies to more than just explicit or implicit sexual acts. It can also happen based on sexual orientation.
Men can sexually harass men, and women can sexually harass women. If a coworker is making derogatory remarks about your sexual orientation, that is also a form of sexual harassment.
If other workers outside your organization have sexually harassed you, that may be another form of sexual harassment. If a vendor with your organization sexually harasses you, you have the right to hold that third-party accountable. Clients and customers can also be punished for third-party sexual harassment.
Even if sexual harassment by a third party occurs outside your workplace, you may be able to hold that person accountable as long as you are engaged in a work-related activity.
The reason why sexual harassment is considered unlawful is because it creates a hostile work environment for all workers. A hostile work environment is where the workers feel uncomfortable around each other. This environment is created when workers make other workers feel unsafe, scared, or offended. Discrimination against one or several workers based on sex or sexual orientation can create hostility in the workplace.
Being harassed at work should never happen. You deserve to be in a place free from harassment, no matter the circumstances. The experienced Bay Area sexual harassment lawyers at Minnis & Smallets can review your situation and provide an honest assessment of what you can do next. Schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our team by submitting our contact form today.
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