Sexual Harassment – Hostile Work Environment
Sexual harassment is always a delicate subject. When it occurs in the workplace, the victim may feel as if they have no recourse. They’d have to risk themselves professionally to report the harassment, and there’s no guarantee that they won’t be retaliated against or that the harassment will even stop. It’s a feeling of powerlessness, and no one should ever have to feel that way.
At Leeman Law, we understand how sensitive the topic of sexual harassment is, and how vulnerable victims of this heinous behavior feel. However, you are not powerless, and you have nothing to be ashamed of. Furthermore, the law is on your side. Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal, and we can help you hold your workplace responsible for what they’ve put you through. All you need is an experienced, compassionate, and aggressive Indiana sexual harassment attorney.
What is a Hostile Work Environment?
You deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. If your employer is sexually harassing you or allowing you to be sexually harassed, contact Leeman Law today for a consultation.
There are two main categories of sexual harassment in the workplace:
- Quid pro quo
- Hostile work environment
Quid pro quo refers to persons in positions of authority exploiting sexual favors from their subordinates in exchange for something else, for example, pay raises, promotions, and desirable projects or transfers.
Our focus in this article, however, is hostile work environment sexual harassment. It is illegal for employers to create a hostile work environment for an employee knowingly. A hostile work environment is not necessarily due to sexual harassment, but sexual harassment can certainly contribute to establishing a hostile work environment.
A hostile work environment describes an atmosphere in which it’s impossible for the employee to properly do their job due to the behaviors, communication, or actions of others. This behavior could be threatening, intimidating, sexual in nature, or hostile in some other respect.
When this atmosphere is due in part or in full to an individual making sexual advances, you have a case for hostile work environment sexual harassment.
Hold Your Company Accountable
The law is on your side—you need to have the right attorney to make it work on your behalf. Leeman Law can help. Contact us today to find out how.
Perhaps the most critical thing you can do to ensure that your case against your employer is as strong as possible is to retain the services of a skilled Logansport sexual harassment lawyer. There are many elements and requirements to proving that hostile work environment sexual harassment is taking place, and you will need the help of an attorney who understands these requirements and how to provide proof that they are being met.
We’re dedicated to getting justice for each and every one of our clients. We’ll handle your case with compassion. Contact us today to discuss your options.