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Have You Been Sexually Harassed at Work?

Have you been sexually harassed at work by your supervisor? Whether the harassment is derogatory comments or threats of sexual assault, you may be eligible for a sexual harassment claim.

There both federal and state laws to protect employees from sexual harassment. Specifically, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion. Despite Title VII protection there are still many individuals that deal with sexual harassment at work.

What Is A Sexual Harassment Claim?

A sexual harassment claim is a lawsuit for compensation for damages due to unwelcomed sexual advances, comments, or actions of sexual nature. Some damages that may be claimed include back pay, front pay, emotional distress, attorney fees and other costs.

To file your claim successfully you should be prepared to prove that:

  1. The abuse is objectively offensive
  2. Your employment been affected?

Be sure to keep a log of the dates, times, locations, and witnesses for you claim and keep those notes outside of the workplace. The more evidence you have the better your claim will be.

Speaking to an Employment Law Attorney

Remember you are not to blame for sexual harassment at work: it is unwelcome and often illegal. To learn more about how you could file a sexual harassment claim you should contact a qualified employment law attorney. There is a limited time to file your claim, so it’s best to start your claim to receive a settlement quickly.