No one should have to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace. You should be able to focus on your job without being subjected to lewd conversation, physical gestures or actions that create a hostile work environment.
Unfortunately, sexual harassment continues to occur at workplaces across the nation. This is why you should be aware of the different types of harassment so you know when it is occurring. You should also be informed about what to do about it. The experienced employment lawyers in Maryland at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl are ready to assist you with your claim. There are no costs or fees unless you receive compensation.
Many reports have been made across the country of sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment is unwelcome verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is severe or pervasive to the extent that it creates a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment can also be harassment based on a person’s sex even if it is not sexual in nature. You may have a claim for sexual harassment even if you are not the target of harassment, such as if you hear lewd comments directed toward someone else.
Sexual harassment usually falls under one of the following categories:
Verbal or written harassment includes any spoken or written harassing comments of a sexual nature or that refer to a particular sex. Some examples of verbal or written harassment include:
Physical sexual harassment involves the perpetrator using his or her body in an inappropriate and sexual way. This includes intentionally brushing up against another person, inappropriate touching, pinching, kissing, stroking, patting or rubbing. It also includes blocking someone else from moving.
Sometimes, a person does not touch or say anything but is still committing harassment. Some examples of nonverbal harassment include:
Visual harassment involves publicly showing images or other inappropriate things that are sexual in nature or based on a person’s sex. Some examples of this form of harassment include:
If you believe that you are a victim of sexual harassment, there are several steps that you can take to protect yourself and your claim, including the following:
If you believe that you may have been sexually harassed in the workplace, contact an experienced employment law attorney.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl can review the circumstances of your case and determine if you have a viable claim.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to explore your legal options. The consultation is free and comes with no obligation, so there is no risk in contacting us.
Contact our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation if you have been injured by another’s negligence. You may be entitled to compensation.
GET WHAT YOU DESERVE410-244-7005