Sexual Harassment — Unwelcome Advances
Workplace flirting isn’t so innocent when it makes one party uncomfortable. Requests from colleagues for dates, physical contact or sexual favors can make you feel unsafe, distract you from your work or even make your work environment unbearable. You do not have to endure unwanted sexual advances in the workplace from coworkers or supervisors, and if you have been on the receiving end of such advances, you may be a victim of sexual harassment.
One type of sexual harassment occurs when an individual is subjected to a hostile environment in the workplace because of his or her sex. Sexual advances from a colleague can foster a hostile environment by making you feel uncomfortable, disrespected, or even pressured to say yes. This inappropriate behavior has no place at work. You have the right to feel safe and comfortable at your place of employment.
Hostile environment sexual harassment is illegal. If your employer is aware that sexual harassment 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.