Have you been harassed at work? Our experienced attorneys will help you stand up for your rights.
Most companies of any size offer training and education designed to prevent workplace harassment. Nonetheless, harassment can still take place, even in the most politically correct company.
If you believe you have been harassed at work, you can turn to The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for help. Working together with the respected firm of Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Harrison, we will explain your rights under the law and help you take appropriate legal action against your employer.
What Counts as Harassment?
Any kind of offensive speech or conduct can be considered harassment when it is directed at an individual based on their:
- Age (if over 40)
- Sexual orientation
- National origin
- Gender identity and expression
In most cases, a pattern of offensive conduct is necessary to support a harassment complaint. However, if an isolated remark or incident is particularly severe, you may be able to take legal action.
What Counts as Sexual Harassment?
There are two main types of sexual harassment:
Quid Pro Quo: It is illegal for managers, supervisors, and other people in positions of authority to demand employees accept their sexual advances or perform sexual favors in order to keep their jobs or secure other employment benefits. This type of behavior constitutes quid pro quo sexual harassment.
Hostile Work Environment: When sexually charged jokes or comments pervade a work environment to the point where it interferes with an employee’s ability to do their job, a sexual harassment complaint may be in order. Some examples of behavior that could form the basis for a complaint of a hostile work environment include:
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- Offensive gestures or touching
- Leering looks
- Comments about a person’s body, appearance, or sexual activity
- Displaying cartoons or images of a sexual nature
- Conduct that shows hostility based on sex or gender
Can Men Be Victims of Sexual Harassment?
Yes. The law is gender-neutral in protecting against sexual harassment. As your sexual harassment attorney, we can stand up for your rights whether you are a man harassed by a man, a woman harassed by a woman, or any other combination.
Three Steps to Take Right Now
If you have been the victim of harassment in the workplace, you need to take these three steps right now:
- Report it. It is extremely important to follow your company’s protocols for reporting harassment. If you do not follow protocol, your employer may be able to claim they were unaware of the harassment and therefore not liable for your suffering.
- Document it. The more documentation you have of harassment, the stronger your case will be. Keep a diary including all instances of harassment and be especially careful to note the date, time, and names of any witnesses present, as well as the exact words or actions that were used.
- Call an attorney. Pursuing a formal harassment complaint against your employer is a complicated process. To make sure you complete all the steps correctly, you will want an experienced harassment attorney on your side from the start.
Why Choose The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker?
- We’ve won millions of dollars for our clients
- Our alliance with PLBSH gives us access to ample resources for even the most complicated cases
- You don’t pay any legal fees unless we win your case
Call Now for Your Free Initial Consultation
To learn more about how we can help you secure justice and compensation as your harassment attorney, please call 800-333-0000 now or submit your case online. Remember, the initial consultation is always free and totally confidential.