Sexual harassment in the workplace is abhorrent, and if you are a victim, you should consider speaking with a knowledgeable Chesterfield County sexual harassment attorney. Contact Passero Employment Law to learn more about how our firm can assist you.
Do I Need a Chesterfield County Sexual Harassment Attorney?
Sexual harassment is a very serious problem in the workplace, and if you are looking to file a sexual harassment claim, you should speak with an experienced Midlothian employment attorney who can provide you with guidance.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Sexual harassment comes in many forms. Some of the most common examples of sexual harassment in the workplace are as follows:
- Promising promotions or other benefits in exchange for sexual favors
- Offensive touching or comments
- Being made to feel intimidated or powerless
- Displaying graphic or written materials that denigrate an employee based on his or her sex
If you feel as though your future employment is at risk if you do not comply, or that the harassment is continuing and affects your ability to do your job, you may have a sexual harassment case against your employer. Further, it is important to understand that any gender or sex identity can be victims of sexual harassment.
State & Federal Protections from Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Sexual harassment is considered a form of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which means that you are protected from such actions both under Title VII, as well as the Virginia Human Rights Act. After an incident of sexual harassment occurs, you should document the facts of the incident, and from there, you should report the harassment.
If you’ve reported the sexual harassment either to your company’s HR department or your supervisor and the harassment persisted, or you do not have an HR department and your supervisor is the harasser, you should report the incident(s) either to the Virginia Office of Civil Rights or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Contact a Chesterfield County Sexual Harassment Attorney
No one should be made to feel uncomfortable or threatened in the workplace. Victims of sexual harassment in the workplace should not hesitate to reach out to our firm. Contact Passero Employment Law today to tell us your story.