Who should contact the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore?
No one should be forced to work in an environment where they are sexually harassed. Sexual harassment can take many forms, such as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. This unwelcome conduct has a significant impact on a person’s ability to work, and it unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates a hostile work environment. Additionally, people who complain about being victims of this conduct are frequently the subject of retaliation.
State and federal law require employers to take remedial action whenever they learn about sexual harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, many managers simply ignore complaints of harassment.
If you have complained about sexual harassment in the workplace but received little or no help, please contact the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore to speak with an attorney and determine if you are entitled to compensation.
There are two kinds of sexual harassment cases:
Quid Pro Quo
"Quid Pro Quo" is a Latin term that means “something for something.” These cases occur when a supervisor promises incentives or special benefits to an employee in exchange for sexual favors. Quid Pro Quo cases also occur when a supervisor withholds 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 Workplace cases occur whenever an employee is subject to harassment that is severe or pervasive enough that it creates a situation that is intimidating, hostile, or abusive to a reasonable person. Anyone can be responsible for creating a hostile workplace - whether it is a fellow employee, a member of management, or a third party such as a client or customer.
A hostile workplace can be created by conduct such as:
- Offensive jokes
- Sexually suggestive emails, objects, or pictures
- Inappropriate touching
- Lewd or suggestive language
When should you contact a sexual harassment lawyer?
As soon as the harassment starts, you should seek legal assistance.
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 a human resources 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 Law Offices of Eric A. Shore can assist you with your sexual harassment case from start to finish.
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 assert your legal rights. 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 job because of sexual harassment. You don’t need to suffer in silence or simply “put up with it.” Call today at 1-800-CANT-WORK or contact us online in order to speak with an attorney.