Have you been harassed at work? Stand up for your rights with help from our experienced attorneys.
Many people would like to think that racism, sexism, and other forms of bias are dead. However, the reality is that many people are still harassed in the workplace based on the prejudices of coworkers or management.
Fortunately, the Law Offices of Larry H. Parker is here to provide the legal advice and representation you need to stand up for your rights in the face of harassment. We partner with the respected firm of Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Harrison on harassment cases to make sure every worker has a voice in the justice system.
What Counts as Harassment?
Harassment consists of offensive remarks or conduct related to:
- Age (if over 40)
- Sexual orientation
- National origin
- Gender identity and expression
Remember, a single incident or remark--no matter how distasteful--typically does not rise to the level of harassment unless it is in and of itself sufficient to create a hostile work environment. Most harassment cases are based on repeated incidents or patterns of behavior.
What Counts as Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment cases may be based on either of the following illegal behaviors:
Quid Pro Quo: The quid pro quo type of sexual harassment involves supervisors explicitly or implicitly making job benefits contingent on an employee accepting unwanted sexual advances or sexual contact.
Hostile Work Environment: When an individual has difficulty performing their work due to harassment or abuse, this constitutes a hostile work environment. Some examples of behaviors that could create a hostile work environment in a sexual harassment case 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?
Anyone can be a victim of sexual harassment, regardless of their real or perceived gender identity. The law protects everyone equally, whether you are a man harassed by a male supervisor or a woman harassed by a man.
Three Steps to Take Right Now
In order to preserve your ability to take legal action, you need to take the following three steps:
- Report it. If your company has a specific policy for reporting harassment, you need to follow it. If you do not, your employer may be able to claim they were unaware of the harassment and therefor e should not be liable. If there is no policy in your workplace, make a written report to management and submit it by fax, email, or certified letter.
- Document it. Write down the details of any incidents of harassment while they are fresh in your mind. Try to include the exact words that were used whenever possible, as well as the date, time, and names of perpetrators and witnesses.
- Call an attorney. The sooner you get an experienced attorney working on your behalf, the better. It’s never too soon to reach out to The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for help.
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
Would you like more information about a potential workplace harassment case? Call us at 800-333-0000 or submit your case online to request your free initial consultation.