Sexual Harassment – Unwelcome Touching
If your coworkers or supervisors have touched you inappropriately, you may be a victim of sexual harassment. Unwelcome touching can make a workplace uncomfortable, distracting and even frightening. Your colleagues do not have the right to touch you without your consent. Unwelcome touching can take many forms, including groping, kissing and hugging. All are wrong.
Unwanted touching is part of a category of sexual harassment called hostile environment harassment. This harassment occurs when an individual is subjected to a hostile environment in the workplace because of his or her sex. Physical advances from a colleague can foster a hostile environment by making you feel uncomfortable, violated, or disrespected.
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 have been touched without your consent, you may also be the victim of assault.
If you believe you have been the victim of sexual harassment or assault, 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.
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