The Me Too Movement Isn’t Just for Celebrities
The #MeToo movement has caught on across the country. Women are standing up against people who sexually harass them in the workplace, making headlines and amplifying an important conversation about employees’ rights.
Celebrities have been at the forefront of this movement, speaking out against serial harassers like Harvey Weinstein and Louis C.K. But while these were important steps in the fight for equality, the #MeToo moment is not just for celebrities.
You have just as much right to receive equal, respectful treatment at work as do famous actors and actresses. If the Me Too movement has made you realize that you may be the victim of sexual harassment or assault, you should talk to an attorney to learn more about your options. Some laws governing sexual harassment include time limits on when you can get relief, so it is important to contact an attorney right away.
What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?
There are a wide variety of actions that constitute sexual harassment. In general, if someone else’s conduct has made you feel uncomfortable at work, it is a good idea to talk to an attorney. Sexual harassment generally falls under two categories.
Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when an employer demands sexual attention or favors in exchange for something. For example, if an employer says he will promote you if you sleep with him, you were the victim of quid pro quo sexual harassment. This can also occur if you are being threatened or blackmailed. For example, if a colleague says he will give you a negative performance review if you do not sleep with him, you have been the victim of sexual harassment.
The other major type of sexual harassment is hostile environment harassment, in which comments, images, or other material in the workplace may make you feel uncomfortable. This can include sexually charged comments and jokes, regardless of whether they are directed at you, drawings, images, or other material.
You do not have to put up with this treatment at work. The Me Too movement is about empowering women in any career to speak out against sexual harassment. We can help you fight for the equal treatment you deserve.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At OPLN, we have a proven record of winning millions for clients who have been wronged. We will listen to your story and help you figure out the best possible option for you, possibly including the negotiation of a large financial settlement.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss sexual harassment and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.