Friday, February 7, 2020

Factors That Can Mean You Have a Workplace Sexual Harassment Case

Sexual harassment in the workplace can be a serious offense. No person should ever feel unsafe in their workplace and there is no excuse for it. Sexual harassment is a type of personal injury case. Our personal injury attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few factors to consider that may mean you have a workplace sexual harassment case in this week's blog. If you are in need of a consultation regarding your personal injury case at the Lake of the Ozarks, please call Gibbons Law Firm today at (573) 348-2211.

Factors That Can Mean You Have a Workplace Sexual Harassment Case

What Type of Sexual Harassment Are You Dealing With?

The federal law classifies two primary forms of sexual harassment in the workplace:

Type 1: Quid Pro Quo
The Quid Pro Quo is when an employees' work status is threatened or changed due to a sexual advance or favor. If someone is being hired, promoted, or fired contingent upon their willingness to submit to sexual advances or perform a sexual favor, it is quid pro quo harassment.

Type 2: Hostile Work Environment
A Hostile Work Environment results when a person or group of people are made to feel uncomfortable at work. No physical contact has to be made to create a hostile work environment. A sexual joke or comment can certainly lead to a hostile work environment.

How Do You Know Its Sexual Harassment?

You should realize there are many forms of sexual harassment. Below you will find 9 examples of common sexual harassment situations, to help you better identify the type of harassment in the future:

  1. Asking for sexual favors. 
  2. Making uncalled for or sexual noises around another employee. 
  3. Asking about the sexual history of a co-worker. 
  4. Showing sexual photographs or objects.
  5. Insulting someone's clothing or appearance. 
  6. Threatening an employee if they refuse sexual advances or favors. 
  7. Touching someone in an inappropriate manner (brushing up against them, placing a hand on shoulder or back). 
  8. Discussing sex or sexual acts with another employee. 
  9. Kissing, hugging, punching, or grabbing someone you work with. 

Think You May Have a Personal Injury Case?

You don't know until you ask and the best way to get your answers is to go in for a FREE consultation and talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer in Lake Ozark. Explain what happened and together you will find whether or not you have a case worth pursuing.  If it is proven that another party’s wrongful conduct caused injury or damage, the injured person may be entitled to monetary compensation from the other party. Gibbons Law Firm generally represents such clients on a contingency fee basis and receives compensation only when the case is resolved. If you think you have a personal injury case, it is important that you consult with an experienced attorney to know your legal rights. As a plaintiff in a personal injury case, you will have the burden of proving your case. Consequently, before you hire a personal injury attorney, you may want to consider his or her willingness and ability to take your case to trial, if necessary, and whether he or she has a proven record of obtaining settlements and winning jury trials. Learn more and give us a call today at (573) 348-2211.

Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.

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