Sexual Harassment Laws Protect Employee Rights
Everyone deserves a workplace free from quid pro quo, sexual jokes, inappropriate touching and other sexual harassment. There are no circumstances where that behavior is workplace-appropriate.
The Law Office of Robert J. Hunt, LLC, represents employees who are subjected to workplace sexual harassment. Sexual harassment can take many forms. Inappropriate touching, sexual comments and requests for sexual conduct can create a workplace that is hostile, intimidating and offensive. If you are being subjected to sexually inappropriate behavior at your job, you do not have to tolerate it. It does not matter whether the harasser is your co-worker or supervisor. Under the law, your employer is legally obligated to create a workplace free of sexual harassment.
What The Law Says
Under Indiana law, sexual harassment can come in many forms, but the key term to keep in mind is “hostile workplace.” A hostile workplace is a broad term meant to cover a wide range of issues, all coming down to the same issue: if your boss or a co-worker is treating you disrespectfully because of your sex or sexual orientation, you have the legal right to stop it and demand restitution.
Sexual harassment can look like:
- A co-worker making sexually explicit or sexist jokes
- Inappropriate touching
- Offering advancement, raises or other benefits in exchange for sexual acts
- An employer’s failure to protect you from ongoing misconduct
If you are a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you can take steps to protect yourself, end the harassment and take legal action if necessary.
Our Employment Law Lawyers Will Help You Put A Stop To Sexual Harassment
The Law Office of Robert J. Hunt, LLC, provides free information to help you avoid making mistakes that can harm your sexual harassment legal claim. Contact us at 317-981-7658 for a free case evaluation with an Indiana sexual harassment attorney.