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Age Discrimination
Companies and organizations cannot discriminate in the acts of hiring, promotion, compensation, privileges of employment, conditions of employer, or discharge based on the age of an employee or an applicant for employment.

Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment can be defined as any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature with specific intended outcomes.

Unemployment Compensation
Unemployment compensation is designed to assist those employees that lose their jobs through no fault of their own.

Overtime Law
Employees that work beyond eight hours on any given workday or employees that work more than six days in a workweek should be compensated for their overtime.

Pregnancy Discrimination
Pregnant women should be allowed to continue working in their current employment as long as they are able to complete all job related tasks.

Disability Discrimination
When an employer treats an employee unfavorably due to his or her disability, the employer may be held liable for disability discrimination.

Wrongful Termination
A wrongful termination occurs when an employer violated state laws, public policy, or constitutional provisions when discharging and employee.

Severance Pay
Severance pay is a contractual agreement negotiated between the employer and the discharged employee that entitles the employee to certain benefits or considerations.

Religious Discrimination
Federal laws such as Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act as well as state laws protect employees from unfair treatment or harassment in the workplace based on their religious beliefs.

Racial Discrimination
It is a violation of the law for an employer to discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment because of their race or color.


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Sexual Harassment

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EECO) defines sexual harassment as any “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature” with specific intended outcomes. For example, it may be made known to the employee either explicitly or implicitly that submission to the unwanted conduct will impact the terms or conditions of the individual's employment. It may be indicated by the perpetrator that submission to or rejection of the sexual harassment could be used as a basis for employment decisions that may negatively impact the individual. Furthermore, the sexual harassment may be carried out in order to interfere with the individual's work performance. Sexual harassment in illegal, and victims of sexual harassment will need the counsel of experienced sexual harassment lawyers.

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What Constitutes Sexual Harassment

Both state and federal laws have been established to protect employees from sexual harassment in the workplace. These laws identify any unwanted behaviors that are sexual in nature as sexual harassment. Examples of sexual harassment include but are not limited to:

  • Unwanted deliberate touching
  • Unwanted sexual looks or gestures
  • Sexual comments about clothing or anatomy
  • Personal questions about sexual life
  • Sexual comments, stories, or innuendos
  • Staring
  • Sexually suggestive signals
  • Sexual gestures
  • Facial expressions (winking or licking lips)
  • Attempted rape or sexual assault
  • Actual rape or sexual assault

There are numerous actions and behaviors that can be considered sexually harassing, and individuals that have been subject to these unwanted actions need the assistance of distinguished sexual harassment law firms.


Categories of Sexual Harassment

In general, sexual harassment will be placed into one of two categories. These categories are quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment harassment.

  • Quid Pro Quo Harassment – occurs when an employee is expected to simply tolerate unwanted sexual harassment in order to maintain their job or job benefits. This type of harassment may also affect an employee's ability to obtain a raise or a promotion.

  • Hostile Work Environment – reasonably interferes with the employee's ability to perform job related functions. The employee may feel their work environment is hostile, abusive, or offensive. There are several factors that can be used to determine if a workplace environment is indeed hostile. Whether the sexual harassment was verbal or physical, how frequently the conduct occurs, the employment position of the perpetrator, and whether others joined in the harassment are all factors that help establish that a hostile work environment exists.

Sexual harassment attorneys can be of invaluable assistance when trying to establish or prove either quid pro quo harassment or hostile work environment harassment.


Filing a Sexual Harassment Claim

There are two things that must be established before filing a sexual harassment claim. The individual filing the claim had to find the conduct to be abusive, offensive or hostile, and a reasonable person in the same position would also have found the behavior to be abusive, offensive, or hostile. Victims of sexual harassment may need the legal advice and counsel of knowledgeable and well-versed sexual harassment attorneys. For those that need help filing their claim, they may contact sexual harassment law firms for assistance.


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