Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although there are more women in the workplace than ever before, sexual harassment continues to be a major issue; in fact, nearly one in three women aged 18 to 34 have been sexually harassed at work.
At G. Gray Law LLC, we know that there are countless women (and men) who are terrified of coming forward and holding their harassers responsible for their actions. It is frightening, especially with the prospect of job loss or, ultimately, losing a sexual harassment lawsuit.
This issue is legally and emotionally complex, and when reporting harassment, it is essential to have G. Gray Law at your side. Call us today at (816) 888 3145, and in the meantime, you can find out more about sexual harassment below.
Examples of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Out of the thousands of individuals who have been sexually harassed in Kansas City and Missouri workplaces, very few ever report the wrongdoings. The fact is, many people don’t want to make their harassment a public issue via a civil lawsuit; others fear repercussions. There are also some people who don’t realize the behavior that they’re experiencing constitutes harassment. To better understand this situation in the workplace, it can help to look at some common examples of workplace harassment:
Pressure for sexual favors
Unwanted touching, cornering, pinching, etc
Unwanted communications (email, phone, text) of a sexual nature
Quid pro quo (exchanging something for a sexual favor)
Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive working environment
Offensive comments about a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity
It is important to remember that, although co-workers contribute to the majority of sexual harassment cases, this form of harassment can occur from the management or even non-employees, such as clients or customers. Also, if management is not taking the proper, proactive steps to prevent harassment, then they may be liable as well.
Stop Sexual Harassment - Call G. Gray Law LLC
Initiating a sexual harassment case is a complex, lengthy affair, but you should never have to grit your teeth and just deal with the harassment.
At G. Gray Law LLC, our first priority is our clients, and you can expect a confidential and free consultation with our attorneys to discuss the issue. We’ll always put your interests at the forefront of the case, and we will tirelessly work to hold the responsible individuals responsible for their actions.
To speak with our attorneys (free and with no obligation), please call our Kansas City office today at (816) 888 3145