Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a type of discrimination. It is any kind of sexual behavior that is unwelcome and/or inappropriate for the work place and is based on sex. Sexual harassment can be verbal harassment (bad comments or dirty jokes), visual harassment (sexual or embarrassing posters, cartoons, drawing, etc.), physical harassment, and sexual favors (sexual advances, confrontation with sexual demands.) In the work place, sexual harassment can come from the owner, supervisor, manager, lead person, foreperson, co-worker and/or customer. It does not need to have sexual content to be based on sex. For example, if a manager yells and screams only at women or uses sex specific names like bitch or slut, that may be sexual harassment.

IMPORTANT: Employment discrimination cases have very short statutes of limitations so it is important to contact an attorney immediately if you have experienced any type of discrimination or harassment.