Have you been harassed at work? Our experienced attorneys will help you stand up for your rights.
Workplace harassment can be a problem for all kinds of companies. It transcends the boundaries of class, striking everywhere from your corner store to the halls of respected Fortune 500 companies.
The good news is, any worker who has been the victim of workplace harassment can get quality legal assistance from The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. We handle workplace harassment cases in collaboration with the respected firm of Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Harrison, to ensure each of our clients gets superior advice and representation.
What Counts as Harassment?
In order to qualify as harassment, the offensive speech or conduct needs to center around a protected characteristic such as:
- Age (if over 40)
- Sexual orientation
- National origin
- Gender identity and expression
In order to justify legal action, harassment needs to be severe or frequent enough to create a hostile work environment. Most isolated remarks will not fit this standard.
What Counts as Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment can take two different forms:
Quid Pro Quo: This type of sexual harassment can occur any time a worker is subjected to unwanted sexual advances or sexual contact in the workplace as part of an implicit or explicit employment threat or reward. It only takes one instance of quid pro quo sexual harassment to justify legal action.
Hostile Work Environment: Another form of sexual harassment involves frequent or extremely offensive sexually charged comments or behaviors creating a hostile work environment and interfering with an employee’s ability to perform their job. Some examples of this type of sexual harassment include:
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- Offensive gestures or touching
- Leering looks
- Comments about a person’s body, appearance, or sexual activity
- Displaying cartoons or images of a sexual nature
- Conduct that shows hostility based on sex or gender
Can Men Be Victims of Sexual Harassment?
Of course. Although the stereotypical sexual harassment scenario involves a woman victimized by a male boss, the law actually protects men and women equally. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we are passionate about defending victims’ rights regardless of gender.
Three Steps to Take Right Now
The three most important steps to take regarding workplace harassment are:
- Report it. Failing to report suspected harassment to management or HR in accordance with your company’s policies could be fatal to your claim. If your company does not have a specific policy on harassment, make your report in writing and submit it by fax, email, or certified letter.
- Document it. The more specific you can be about when and how you were harassed, the stronger your case will be. You need to keep track of every incident of harassing or offensive behavior, including the date, time, and names of any witnesses. Be as specific as you can about the words or actions that were used.
- Call an attorney. Because harassment complaints can be complicated, you will definitely want an experienced harassment attorney on your side to help make sure each step is handled correctly. As your attorney, we’ll help you prepare a detailed complaint and make sure any lawsuits are filed on time.
Why Choose The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker?
- We’ve won millions of dollars for our clients
- Our alliance with PLBSH gives us access to ample resources for even the most complicated cases
- You don’t pay any legal fees unless we win your case
Call Now for Your Free Initial Consultation
Don’t suffer from workplace harassment one more day. Instead, get The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker working for you. It all starts with a free initial consultation. Get yours today by submitting your case online or calling 800-333-0000.