Harrasment: An overview
Sexual harassment is not a joke. While to some it may seem
like harmless horseplay, it deprives others of dignity and equality.
Victims of sexual harassment have well-established rights under federal law
and, in many cases, under state law. A knowledgeable employment law
attorney can advise you on protecting your rights. Sexual harassment
is a form of gender-based discrimination. Sexual harassment may consist of
sexual requests from a superior, tied to the quality of the employee's job
or benefits, or it can be the inappropriate behavior of one or more
co-workers. It is forbidden by federal civil rights law and by numerous
state anti-discrimination laws. These laws give you specific rights and
remedies if you experience sexual harassment in the workplace.
What is "Sexual
Sexual harassment is employment discrimination. It is verbal
or physical abuse, typically of a sexual nature. The harasser can be a man
or a woman, and so can the victim; the harasser and the victim can be of
the same gender. Harassment is considered discrimination because it singles
out the victim on the basis of a protected category — in this case, gender.
Victims of sexual harassment often suffer negative effects. They may not be
able to perform their jobs sufficiently; they may suffer psychological
damage; and they may feel forced to quit. At Kabalaw Group, P.L.L.C. based
on our experience in handling sexual harassment claims we can tell you if
you have a case for sexual harassment.
What Can an Employee
Do About Sexual Harassment?
People who suffer sexual harassment can feel powerless,
especially when they are told that there is nothing they can do about it.
Victims of sexual harassment, however, have strong rights under Title VII
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and many state laws. We, at Kabalaw Group,
P.L.L.C., can tell you exactly what you can do to put a stop to sexual
Keeping a Sexual
Sexual harassment in the workplace typically consists of
numerous incidents. An accurate and detailed written log, or diary, of the
incidents will help prove your claim of sexual harassment by providing
evidence of what took place and when. At Kabalaw Group, P.L.L.C. we can
tell you what type of evidence you need in order to bring a sexual
Coping with Sexual Harassment
harassment has serious emotional effects on its victims. It can also do
damage to a victim's career. If you bring a sex harassment case in court,
getting through it and rebuilding your career afterward may seem almost as
difficult as the harassment itself. Contact Kabalaw Group, P.L.L.C. with
all our experience handling sexual harassment cases we can offer
suggestions and resources to help you deal with the effects of your case.