Workplace sexual harassment often conjures the “classic” scenario of a male superior abusing his position over a female employee. Although unfortunately, this circumstance still occurs regularly, sexual harassment incidents can involve a broad range of behaviors in the workplace, and don’t always have to be blatant instances of sexual assault.
However, that doesn’t mean that it should ever be considered the norm or accepted in any work setting. Thankfully, the Phoenix sexual harassment lawyers at Yen, Pilch, Robaina & Kresin are here to show that sexual harassment and employment discrimination are never okay, and are here to help, no matter what kind of employment law situation you find yourself in.
The Phoenix employment lawyers of Yen Pilch Robaina & Kresin PLC offer experienced and compassionate sexual harassment legal representation by a caring Phoenix employment attorney. Our team has provided resolutions to numerous employment law cases in which an individual was victimized by workplace harassment or a hostile work environment.
We can evaluate your harassment claim, including an investigation of the harassment, workplace response, and company anti-harassment policies and procedures. We can pursue outcomes including financial compensation and an order to cease the harassment. We can represent you in court, mediation, and direct negotiations with your employer.
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Did you know you may have a claim for sexual harassment if:
- A co-worker harasses you and makes you uncomfortable
- A group of people harasses you, creating a hostile work environment
- Your employer ignores your reports of harassment
- A superior makes no harassing requests but makes unwelcome sexual comments
Inappropriate touching, sexual bullying, sexual confiding, stalking, and other behaviors can also be methods of sexual assault. If you have experienced any of these, you need to contact a Phoenix sexual harassment lawyer. We will stand by your side to make sure that you are legally represented, and awarded what you deserve for the suffering you experienced.
As described by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, “It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.”
Sexual harassment as defined by the law can take one of two forms. The first form involves a tangible loss. For instance, if your superior demands sex in exchange for keeping your job or securing a promotion, and you refuse – and you are demoted or fired or the promotion is denied – you have a tangible loss in the form of lost earnings.
The second form does not necessarily involve a tangible adverse effect, but it is still illegal. If you experience severe or pervasive harassment, suffering from the effects of employee misconduct and a hostile work environment, you may have an actionable harassment claim.
Retaliation And Sexual Harassment
One of the main reasons why some employees won’t report instances of harassment or sexual assault is for fear of retaliation, or being punished by their employers. They are under the assumption that if they speak out against their superior or their employer that they may suffer consequences such as cut hours, wages, or even being wrongfully terminated from the position. Although this has unfortunately happened in some situations, the law is on your side, and so are the Phoenix workplace retaliation lawyers at YPRK Law. Our law firm will ensure that you never experience any retaliation after filing your claim and feel confident knowing you’re in good hands. Retaliation is another area of employment law that our attorneys handle, and is something you will never experience after coming to us for legal advice.
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No one deserves to experience the harmful effects of workplace sexual harassment. You should be free to contribute to your workplace without suffering hostility and manipulation. If you feel you are experiencing harassment at work, get help. We are experienced in fighting for and protecting the rights of people in the workplace. Contact a Phoenix employment law attorney at Yen Pilch Robaina & Kresin PLC today at (602) 833-0220 to discuss your claim.
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