Sexual and Workplace Harassment

You should not feel uncomfortable because of the way you are treated at work.


Workplace harassment

… is defined as any unwelcome conduct that is based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex, including pregnancy
  • National Origin
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Genetic Information

Harassment at Work

Harassment is illegal if it is serious or common enough that the workplace feels hostile or abusive. Harassment is also illegal if you have to tolerate it to get or keep your job. Conduct from your supervisor, coworkers, or even clients or customers may be considered workplace harassment if your employer knows about and tolerates it.

One of the most common types of harassment is sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is any unwelcome conduct that is based on sex, and is illegal if it makes your working environment hostile. If continued employment or employment decisions are based on your tolerance of sexual advances or behavior, then that harassment is illegal.

Some examples of sexual harassment may include:

  • remarks about your physical appearance
  • repeated requests for a date
  • requests for sexual favors
  • offensive comments about gender or gender stereotypes
  • comments about sexual orientation

Sexual harassment may come from a supervisor, a coworker, or even a client or customer. People of any gender may be guilty of or be the victims of sexual harassment.

Both sexual and workplace harassment can take an emotional toll on its victims. You should not suffer from harassment in your workplace. If you are a victim of any workplace harassment, you can stop the unfair treatment and recover for your damages. Contact Gold Star Law for more information.

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Harassment at Work