The #MeToo movement has proven to our society that harassment in the workplace needs to end. It has also shown us how prevalent sexual harassment in the workplace is. If you believe that you are a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced Georgia employee rights attorney who will fight for your rights as an employee in Georgia. Please continue reading to learn what qualifies as sexual harassment in the workplace and the examples of sexual harassment seen in the workplace most often. Reach out to our firm today to learn how we can assist you in your upcoming case. We are here to help.
What qualifies as sexual harassment in the workplace?
Sexual harassment in the workplace is not limited to inappropriate touching or advances. Sexual harassment includes slurs, inappropriate jokes, insults, and written or graphic materials that denigrate an employee or group of employees. What may be constituted as sexual harassment in the workplace is dictated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC states that sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that violates the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This states that you are a victim of sexual harassment if you have faced an unwelcome verbal or physical advance based on your sex which creates a hostile work environment. You may have a valid claim if you are a victim of sexual harassment and you have notified management, HR, and the other necessary parties of this conduct and nothing has changed as a result.
What are examples of sexual harassment in the workplace?
Forcing anyone to do anything inappropriate or unlawful on the basis of a sexual act to keep their job is an act of sexual harassment. If you reported an act of sexual harassment and were demoted, fired, or otherwise penalized as a relationship, you may have a valid claim. If you have found yourself in either of these scenarios, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced employee rights attorney who will attain the justice you deserve. Our firm is prepared to fight for your rights in court. Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation.
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