Employment Law/Sexual Harassment
Despite the fact that there are laws in place on behalf of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to prevent discrimination at work, it still occurs with surprising frequency. If you have ever been treated differently than other coworkers because of your age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or race, you may be the victim of discrimination. You may even have experienced discrimination due to things like pregnancy or a severe illness.
In 2014, there were over 88,000 charges of discrimination. Often times, individuals who are victims of workplace discrimination feel intimidated and fearful because they believe their jobs will be jeopardized if they speak up. As a result, many people delay making reports or do not report incidents at all.
Unfortunately, many employees are also subjected to sexual harassment at work. Nearly three out of every 10 cases filed against the EEOC are related to sexual harassment. That means people have received unwelcome sexual attention and it occurs with both men and women. Sexual harassment can range from sexual gestures, unpleasant jokes, and boundary-crossing issues.
Get in contact with our team if you believe you have been victimized and want to investigate your rights. We have the expertise necessary to answer your questions and can provide valuable advice about how to best proceed.