Sexual Harassment Cases
Who should contact the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore?
An employee experiencing sexually harassing comments, e-mails or conduct in the workplace
An employee who is being threatened or bribed by a supervisor for sexual favors.
If you have complained about sexual harassment in the workplace but received little or no help, Philadelphia & South Jersey employment lawyers Eric A. Shore and Graham F. Baird can help you determine if you are entitled to compensation.
There are two kinds of sexual harassment cases:
Quid Pro Quo: A Latin term meaning “something for something,” Quid Pro Quo cases occur when a supervisor provides incentive or special benefits to an employee in order to receive sexual favors in return. Quid Pro Quo harassment can also occur when a supervisor is withholding an employment benefit from an employee until they receive sexual favors. In Quid Pro Quo cases, the perpetrator must be a supervisor or manager who has control over employment benefits.
Hostile Work Environment: A violator in a Hostile Work Environment case can be any member of management, a fellow employee, or a third party not employed by the same company as the victim. A hostile work environment is created when:
- Unwanted sexually suggestive or explicit comments rise to a severe or persuasive level
- Inappropriate images are circulated or displayed
- Sexually suggestive e-mails are circulated
- Lewd or suggestive language is used towards a person
When should you contact a sexual harassment lawyer?
As soon as the harassment starts, you should seek counsel.
It is important that your discomfort is made known to the perpetrator as well as management. Doing so can greatly help your case. It also helps to let management, fellow employees or an HR representative know about your situation so that they can take corrective action to stop the conduct. If management fails to act to stop the conduct from occurring, you may be entitled to compensation for a hostile work environment. The more people know of the harassment you are experiencing in the workplace, the easier it is to stop the conduct as well as establish liability.
What can a sexual harassment lawyer do to help?
The sexual harassment lawyers at the law offices of Eric A. Shore can assist you with your case from start to finish. Most of our cases revolve around hostile work environments, but we are eager to handle Quid Pro Quo cases as well. Often, a victim of sexual harassment’s work will suffer, ultimately causing them to lose their job, be demoted, lose promotions or be transferred to another position with less benefits or room for growth and promotion. We can help those who have lost their jobs due to sexual harassment.
We can also help those who continue to experience sexual harassment in the workplace, even after filing a complaint with management. We will work with you to find a solution to your problem regardless of your employment status.
Know and EXERCISE your rights to relief. Making a complaint to your employer concerning the existence of sexual harassment in the workplace protects your interests. And always remember, if your employer takes action against you or retaliates against you for making a complaint, that is illegal and the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore will help.
You don’t need to quit your because of sexual harassment. You don’t need to suffer in silence or simply “put up with it.” Contact attorneys Eric A. Shore and Graham F. Baird today to get started on your case. Call today at 215-627-9999 or contact us online.
The Law Offices of Eric A. Shore is located at:
1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19102
201 Laurel Rd – 8th Floor
Voorhees, NJ 08043