Despite the progress that has been made over the past few decades, sexual harassment is still a significant problem. Sexual harassment can be perpetrated by men on women, women on men, women on women and men on men. It does not matter who you are or who harassed you or if the harassment was not directed at you. If you felt offended or unsafe at work or a work-related function, you may have a valid sexual harassment claim. Carolyne S. Kalson, Attorney at Law, will help you understand your rights.
What Is A Hostile Work Environment?
Jokes, emails and comments can all contribute to a hostile working environment. Many people believe that they do not have a case if the joke or email is not directed at them personally. The truth is, jokes, comments and emails do not have to be directed at any individual for there to be a valid harassment claim. If you are unsure whether you have a case, contact our firm. There are other forms of harassment, including making sexual favors a condition of employment. If a supervisor tells you that you will not get hired, promoted or keep your job without performing sexual favors, you may have a case.
Contact Our Office Before You Make A Complaint to Human Resources
The first step to take if you are being harassed at work is to review your company's harassment policies and follow them accordingly. Your company needs to be given the opportunity to conduct an investigation and resolve the problem. You may not be able to bring a case against your employer without first making a report to human resources. However, you do not have to face this task alone — we can assist you in making a complaint to your employer. You may be unsure whether your claim is valid. Since 1983, lawyer Carolyne S. Kalson has represented people in sexual harassment cases. She will evaluate your case and offer you an honest assessment.
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