Charlotte Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Among other things, sexual harassment can include comments or “jokes” of a sexual nature, the forwarding or sharing of lewd or pornographic images, derogatory names or nicknames, requests for sexual favors, or improper touching of a sexual nature. Courts evaluating sexual harassment claims often look to: (i) whether submission to, or rejection of, the conduct affects the employee’s employment; (ii) whether the conduct interferes with the employee’s work performance; or (iii) whether the conduct creates a hostile, intimidating, or offensive work environment.
Sexual harassment in the workplace must be taken seriously. If you are the victim of sexual harassment, there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself. First, you should review your employer’s handbook or grievance procedure (if it has one) to determine whether there is a complaint mechanism available to you. If you complain to your employer about sexual harassment and either nothing is done, or your employer begins to treat you badly as a result of your complaint, it may be time for you to seek counsel from an experienced employment lawyer. We have litigated all kinds of sexual harassment cases in our careers. If you’ve been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, we encourage you to contact us.