You have worked hard to earn your place at work. Perhaps you have learned a new skill to earn a promotion, or you put in extra hours to get the job done. Your dedication should be rewarded, and you should feel respected and safe at your job. Sexual harassment in the workplace can take on many different forms, and if you are the victim of this type of harassment, there are steps you can take to find relief.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines sexual harassment as “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.” Workplace harassment can also include offensive comments regarding a person’s sex. For instance, if a male manager makes offensive comments about female workers and considers them less suited for tasks due solely to their gender, this is considered sexual harassment.
How to File a Charge
The EEOC protects employees against discrimination in the workplace, but there are steps to filing a claim. If you believe you have been victimized, the EEOC requires you to file a claim within 180 days of the incident. The process of filing a claim can be intimidating, and you may feel overwhelmed. It is important to seek legal counsel with an attorney who is experienced in sexual harassment laws.
Workplace sexual harassment can be humiliating, leaving fear and pain in its wake. Race Law Firm in Atlanta understands the heavy emotional toll that sexual harassment victims endure. You deserve to be treated with respect at work, and your performance should be recognized without the fear of harassment of any kind. If you feel that you have suffered sexual harassment from a co-worker, client or supervisor, contact Race Law Firm today to schedule a consultation. Our compassionate team will work diligently for you to help restore your peace of mind. Call us at (404) 751-4720, or fill out a contact form to schedule your consultation.
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