You Don't Have To Stay Silent

No one is obligated to tolerate the anguish of inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace.

There are two types of sexual harassment:

Hostile work environment sexual harassment is harassment based on your gender. Sexual harassment can be sexual in nature, but it does not have to be. Examples of sexual harassment may include:

  • Lewd remarks, jokes or actions
  • Unwelcome sexual advances, including request for sexual relations
  • Unwelcome physical contact
  • Sexually explicit material in the workplace
  • Behavior based on gender stereotypes

Any conduct that is offensive to one gender, inasmuch as it creates a hostile work environment, can constitute sexual harassment.

Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when an employer attempts to make submission to a sexual demand a condition of employment. For example, you may have a claim for quid pro quo sexual harassment if your employer gives the impression that you must accept sexual advances to keep your job, to advance in the company, or to avoid discipline, demotion or other consequences.

Call When You've Had Enough

If you believe that you have suffered harassment and/or if you have reported harassment and believe that you have been retaliated against, call 401-400-3839 or contact the Law Offices of Louise A. Herman for a free consultation.