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Sexual Harassment Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Sexual harassment claims are very serious matters. When an employee goes to work, he or she should not have to worry that they will suffer from offensive comments or actions that are sexual in nature with the intention to make the victim feel uncomfortable or unsafe. If you have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace and wish to take legal action, Ben Barrett Law is here to help you assess your legal options. To discuss your case with an attorney you can trust, contact Ben Barrett Law today.

Workplace Harassment in Georgia

When you think of workplace harassment, you likely think of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is illegal, but it is also not the only type of workplace harassment that our clients have had to deal with. Some other examples of workplace harassment include, but are not limited to:

  • Verbal or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility toward an employee or group of employees based on their race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, or disability
  • Graphic or written materials that denigrate an employee or group of employees
  • Jokes, slurs, or insults that target an employee or group of employees based on their race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, or disability

What Qualifies as Sexual Harassment in Georgia?

Per the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment is a form of discrimination, which violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. At its most basic, sexual harassment is a form of discrimination, based on a person’s sex.

Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature. This includes requests for sexual favors, as well as unwelcome sexual advances and other verbal and physical acts. For this conduct to qualify as sexual harassment, it must be unwelcome, and it must create an offensive, hostile, or intimidating environment.

If sexual harassment involves offensive touching or serious intentional infliction of emotional distress it can violate the Georgia laws of assault and battery or intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Identifying Workplace Harassment

Much like other forms of discrimination, identifying and proving workplace harassment can be a challenge. Basically, though, you can apply a few metrics and determine if harassment is taking place:

  • The person being harassed feels intimidated and is made to feel that they must comply to keep their job
  • The person being harassed feels that their future employment status (including decisions concerning promotions, bonuses, demotions, etc.) depend on going along with the harassing behavior
  • The harassing conduct interferes with one or more employees’ work performance
  • The harassing conduct creates an objectively hostile work environment

It’s also important to remember a few things concerning sexual harassment (or any workplace harassment). These include:

  • Both men and women may be victims of sexual harassment or other workplace harassment
  • Both men and women may be harassers
  • Harassing conduct may occur on work premises, between employees away from work, or at employer-sponsored events
  • Harassment may occur between peers, between an employee and employer, or between an employee and a third party (such as a client or vendor)

Harassment and Retaliation

Importantly, if you report or otherwise act in opposition to sexual harassment in your workplace, your employer may not legally take any recourse against you. Termination or any other form of punishment in response to your actions against harassment falls under retaliation.

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Contact Ben Barrett Law

If you’re a victim of sexual harassment or you’ve suffered retaliation after reporting a case of sexual harassment, don’t hesitate to contact us at Ben Barrett Law today. Phone consultations are always free, and in most cases, we operate on a contingency fee basis. If you choose us, you will not pay any attorney fees unless we recover for you. Contact Ben Barrett Law today to discuss your case.

Our Philosophy

Our firm hand-selects challenging, complex cases that other attorneys won’t touch so we can deliver the highly-personalized attention your case deserves. From consultation to trial, we advocate for employees’ rights, every step of the way.

Our Principle

We base our practice on the principles of service and care. We take the time to truly know each and every client, and we put all of our energy into obtaining the best outcome possible, time and time again.

Our Definition Of Success

We will prosecute your case to the fullest extent possible. If you’ve been wronged by an employer in Georgia, you can count on Ben Barrett Law to fight for you.

 
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