Sexual Harassment from Client
Sexual Harassment Can Come From Anyone
Most people know that their bosses and coworkers are not allowed to sexually harass them. But colleagues are not the only people prohibited from harassing you in the workplace. You have the legal right to work in an environment free from harassment by anyone — including clients, customers, and people who work under you.
Sexual harassment can take a variety of forms, but all are illegal. In quid pro quo harassment, someone makes you feel that you must agree to a request for a date or sexual favor in exchange for a career benefit or to avoid punishment. In hostile environment sexual harassment, inappropriate comments, touching or explicit material make you feel unsafe or uncomfortable at the workplace.
Clients and customers may not work for the same employer, but that does not give them the right to create a hostile environment or demand sexual favors or dates. Regardless of where the inappropriate behavior comes from, your employer has a legal obligation to protect you from any sexual harassment in the workplace. They are not allowed to turn a blind eye just because the harassment comes from a would-be customer or a client.
If your employer is aware that sexual harassment by a client or customer has occurred, they can be held liable for the harassment you endured. If you believe you have been the victim of sexual harassment, you do not need to suffer in silence. An experienced attorney can help you decide what to do, whether it’s filing a complaint with your company or filing a lawsuit against your employer.
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Our experienced attorneys will work with you to determine the best approach for your specific situation, including possible compensation. Many types of harassment claim are subject to time limits, so it is important to contact an attorney early to ensure that you receive the support you deserve.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss potential compensation. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.