Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. You can be a victim of sexual harassment regardless of age, sex, race, or sexual preference. It can occur between people of the same sex or people of the opposite sex. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, sexual harassment is illegal.
Sexual harassment includes unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct that is sexual in nature. When submission to or acceptance of this conduct affects your employment, it is illegal. Sexual harassment is also illegal when the verbal or physical conduct is so severe that it creates an abusive, hostile, or offensive work environment.
Examples of sexual harassment may include:
- Sexual advances or requests for sexual favors
- Unwanted pressure for dates
- Unwanted letters, emails, texts, phone calls, or materials of a sexual nature
- Derogatory or offensive comments, jokes, and teasing of a sexual nature
- Comments about a person’s appearance, body, or clothing
- Other verbal and physical conduct of a sexual nature
If you or a loved one has experienced sexual harassment, find out how the experienced attorneys at Johnson Becker, PLLC can help you. We provide a free consultation and there are no fees until we obtain a settlement or verdict. Call us at 1-800-279-6386 or fill out the case review form here on our website for a free consultation.