Legal Implications of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Sexual harassment in the workplace can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment that is of a sexual nature.
It can also include harassment based on a person's gender and is equally applicable whether a person is a job applicant or an employee.
The law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious. Harassment does, however, become illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision, such as the victim being fired or demoted.
A harasser can be the victim's a co-worker, supervisor, a supervisor in another area, or even someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.
The Law Offices of James J. Guziak have more than 30 years experience with these types of disputes. If you believe you have a case, do not hesitate to contact us