Common Types of Sexual Harassment
May 16th, 2017|
Every woman and man has the right to a harassment-free workplace, and your employer should do everything within their power to provide one. When that right is compromised, the consequences for the victim can be extensive. From feelings of shame to debilitating anger, sexual harassment can take a toll on you emotionally, not to mention the financial implications. Many women who stand up for themselves after a sexual advance lose opportunities for promotion, wage increases, and even their jobs.
At Norris Injury Lawyers, we won’t stand for sexual harassment in any form. If you’ve been the victim of sexual harassment in your workplace, give us a call immediately to learn more about your next steps. You have rights, and we’re ready to protect them.
Here are just a few examples of sexual harassment from the Fair Employment and Housing Commission:
- Physical conduct: touching, assault, impeding or blocking movements
- Visual conduct: leering, making sexual gestures, displaying of suggestive objects, pictures, cartoons, or posters
- Verbal conduct: making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs, and jokes
- Verbal sexual advances or propositions
- Verbal abuse of a sexual nature, graphic verbal commentaries about an individual’s body, sexually degrading words used to describe an individual, suggestive or obscene letters, notes, or invitations
- Unwanted sexual advances
- Offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors
- Making or threatening reprimands after a negative response to sexual advances
If any of the above has happened to you, our Alabama law firm may be able to help. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation. We’ll review your case, and give you the information you need to get the justice you deserve.