Sexual Harassment and Assault

You have the right to live and work without enduring humiliating comments about your body, inappropriate touching, or unwelcome sexual advances.  Unfortunately, sexual harassment and abuse are still pervasive despite considerable cultural and technological advances.

What is Sexual Harassment?

There are two types of sexual harassment.  The first is quid pro quo sexual harassment, meaning “this for that.”  Quid pro quo harassment happens when a supervisor takes or threatens adverse employment action against you or refuses to promote you unless you provide sexual favors.

The second type of sexual harassment is hostile work environment.  This occurs when the harassing conduct keeps happening and it is “intimidating, hostile or abusive.”  In a hostile work environment claim, the harasser may not ask you for sexual favors, but may make continuous comments or touch you inappropriately.

What is Sexual Assault and Who is Liable?

Sexual assault is unwanted sexual contact by another person.  Sometimes an institution employing the perpetrator such as a school, daycare, church, or organization can be liable as well if they failed to perform adequate background checks, provide adequate security, or they were on notice that the perpetrator had done it before.  These cases can be tricky, and the facts of each case are unique, so we would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the unique facts of your case.

Federal and state law guarantee your right to work and live without being treated like an object.   We take sexual harassment and assault cases on a contingency basis, meaning it does not cost you anything out-of-pocket.  Our only fee is a portion of the verdict or settlement if we prevail.

There are short time limitations in which to file a claim, so call today!  (918) 524-9500