understanding sexual harassment in the workplace

What is Sexual Harassment? Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of discrimination that includes any unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. It also encompasses non-sexual but gender-based harassment.

Types of Sexual Harassment:

  • Quid Pro Quo: Where job benefits, promotions, or even continued employment are contingent upon the acceptance of sexual advances.
  • Hostile Work Environment: Sexual jokes, comments, touching, or gestures that create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

Your Rights and Protections

Federal and State Laws: Both federal law (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) and various state laws protect employees from sexual harassment in the workplace. These laws apply to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state, and local governments as well as employment agencies and labor organizations.

Reporting Sexual Harassment: Victims have the right to file a complaint with their employer, as most companies have procedures for handling these complaints internally. Additionally, complaints can be filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the equivalent state agency.


Our Approach: At our Law Firm, we understand the sensitivity and complexity of sexual harassment cases. Our experienced attorneys provide confidential and compassionate representation, aiming to protect your rights and seek justice.

Services We Offer:

  • Consultation and Case Evaluation: Understand your situation and determine the best course of action.
  • Representation in Mediation and Litigation: Advocate on your behalf in negotiations or court proceedings.
  • Assistance with EEOC and State Filings: Guide you through the process of filing complaints with appropriate agencies.
  • Employer Policy Review and Advising: Assist employers in creating or reviewing sexual harassment policies to ensure legal compliance.

Taking the Next Step

If you believe you have been a victim of sexual harassment, or if you are an employer seeking to ensure compliance with harassment laws, we are here to help. Contact us today for a confidential consultation and take the first step towards addressing sexual harassment in your workplace.