The manager that touches the assistant inappropriately…the co-worker who posts sexually offensive photos or jokes…the supervisor who seduces a worker, and then demotes her when she refuses to continue the affair…These are all examples of sexual harassment. If you have been subjected to sexually offensive conduct at work, you have rights.
Sexual harassment at work is explicitly prohibited as a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
defines sexual harassment as follows:
“Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature . . . when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individuals’ work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.”
Individuals subjected to sexual harassment at work have many legal protections that can stop the harassing behavior, protect your employment rights, compensate you monetarily for damages, and punish the harasser for his or her illegal behavior.
The dynamic and experienced trial team of sexual harassment attorneys at Drew, Cooper & Anding have successfully litigated disputes in state and federal courts against businesses and large corporations for over 30 years.
If you have experienced sexual harassment at work in Michigan or anywhere in the United States, the Grand Rapids law firm of Drew, Cooper & Anding and its team of sexual harassment trial attorneys can help. Please contact us
for an evaluation of your sexual harassment claim.