As you know, we live in a time where more and more allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace are coming to light. If you are someone who has been subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Georgia employee rights attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What qualifies as sexual harassment in the workplace?
Sexual harassment, first and foremost, is not limited to inappropriate touching or advances, though of course, that sort of behavior absolutely qualifies. Sexual harassment also includes insults, slurs, inappropriate “jokes,” and even written/graphic materials that denigrate an employee or groups of employees.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) dictates what may be constituted as sexual harassment in the workplace. It states that sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This means that if you have faced an unwelcome verbal or physical advance based on your sex that creates a hostile work environment, you are technically a victim of sexual harassment, and if you believe that you have notified management, HR, and the other necessary parties of this conduct and nothing has changed, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid claim, and our firm is here to help.
What does workplace harassment look like?
While we discussed what qualifies as sexual harassment, you should also have a basic understanding of workplace harassment as well. For example, if you believe that you were forced to do something unlawful or inappropriate to simply keep your job, or conduct yourself in a way that violates company policy or affects your productivity or performance, you are most likely a victim of workplace harassment. You should also understand that if you reported an incident of sexual harassment and you were threatened with termination, demotion, or any other sort of consequence for reporting the inappropriate behavior, you will also most likely have a case, as long as you can prove the threat occurred. Our Atlanta employee rights attorney is here to help. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give our firm a call today.
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