Need a Collin County Sexual Harassment Attorney?
Sexual Harassment Laws Protect You from Workplace Harassment
Sexual harassment in the workplace is inexcusable, and it happens far too often. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported that 7,500 people file sexual harassment claims every year. Other studies showed that several thousand more workers experience workplace harassment. However, they fail to or choose not to report it for fear of employer workplace retaliation.
If someone at work makes comments or actions that are sexual in nature that make you feel uncomfortable, or if you are made to feel that professional advancements or disciplinary actions depend on your response to sexual advances, then speak with our sexual harassment attorney.
Collin County sexual harassment attorney Dan A. Atkerson has 32 years of legal experience with a significant focus on Texas employment. He can explain what your options are for seeking justice against unlawful behavior. There is no charge to call for a free consultation; reach us at (214) 383-3606.
What Actions are Considered Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?
Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination. Actions that full under the definition of sexual harassment at work can include unwanted comments or gestures of a sexual nature that do one or more of the following:
- Influences an employee’s performance
- Affects an employee’s job security
- Creates a hostile work environment
Sexual harassment in the workplace can also involve requests for sexual favors, comments on a person’s gender, making jokes of a crude or sexual nature, among many other actions.
Both men and women can be victims and perpetrators of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Federal and Texas Sexual Harassment Laws
An Allen sexual harassment attorney can advise you of the federal and state employment laws that protect the rights of employees who experience workplace harassment. For example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that protects workers from sexual harassment. This law forbids employers from discriminating against workers based on legally protected classes, including their gender.
Other harassment laws protect workers from acts of retaliation made by employers for filing workplace sexual harassment claims. Forms of workplace retaliation include wrongful termination, poor job performance reviews and failing to promote a worker because of reporting sexual harassment.
Our employment law firm can help you challenge your employer for allowing or contributing to sexual harassment in the workplace. When workplace harassment violates your rights, then call us at (214) 383-3606 for a free consult with our sexual harassment attorney.