Protecting The Rights Of Victims Of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in the workplace is unacceptable. It is a demeaning attack on your dignity that can leave long-term emotional scars. In spite of laws and corporate policies designed to put an end to sexual harassment in the workplace, it remains a problem in businesses across the country.
At Schroth Law LLC, we believe employers should be held accountable for sexual harassment that occurs under their roof. If you were sexually harassed at work, whether it was by a co-worker or management, your rights were violated. Mike Schroth can help you hold the guilty parties accountable.
Title VII Of The Civil Rights Act Prohibits Sexual Harassment
Title VII defines sexual harassment as any unwelcome sexual advance in the workplace. It divides sexual harassment into two main categories: hostile work environments and quid pro quo sexual harassment. Quid pro quo is when either continued employment, avoiding a demotion or career advancement requires submitting to unwelcome sexual advances.
To bring charges based on quid pro quo laws, you must present proof of one of the following situations:
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- Requests for sexual favors
- Verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
- Any other form of harassment based on sex
- Submitting to the sexual harassment was stated or implied to be a condition of receiving job benefits or avoiding punishment or demotion
- Your superior either committed sexual harassment or knew about it and did not take appropriate actions
To bring charges based on hostile work environments, you must present proof that verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature:
- Unreasonably interferes with the victim’s work performance
- Creates an offensive, hostile or intimidating workplace
- Was common enough to affect the terms of employment
- Was subjectively offensive
- Was objectively offensive to a common person
Employers can be held accountable whether they committed the harassment themselves or not if they should have reasonably known what was happening and did not take steps to correct the situation. This is why notifying your employer about experienced sexual harassment is important in proving your case.
Contact The Sexual Harassment Attorney At Schroth Law LLC
If you were the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, call Schroth Law LLC at 440-941-6998 or fill out our online contact form. We will help you get compensation and hold your employer accountable.