Not only is sexual harassment at work illegal, it is demeaning and often negatively impacts an employee's effectiveness at work, as well as his or her life outside of work.
If you are a victim of harassment in the workplace, you are not alone. Sexual harassment happens to thousands of working women each year. At the law office of Adam M. Porter in Birmingham, Alabama, I help victims of sexual harassment pursue much-needed justice.
You are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects you against:
- Unwelcome sexual innuendo
- Sexual jokes, pictures or derogatory comments
- Unwanted touching
- Over-attention to your appearance
- Creating a hostile work environment
- Gender discrimination
You also are protected against quid pro quo sexual harassment, which includes threatening employment consequences if the employee does not perform a sexual favor, or offering employment opportunities for sexual favors.
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If you can show that the workplace conduct was offensive and that you did not consent to any of the conduct, you may be able to recover damages for lost wages, emotional distress, attorney's fees and punitive damages.
Proving sexual harassment existed in a workplace is a complicated matter that requires very specific steps. Among other things, it must first be reported to the employer in order to provide an opportunity for the employer to take corrective action. It also must be shown that the offensive actions were severe or pervasive.
If you feel you have been a victim of sexual harassment at your job, it is important to involve an experienced Birmingham sexual harassment attorney who can lead you through the process and produce the best possible resolution to your case.
I offer a free initial consultation, contingency fee arrangements, and evening, weekend and morning appointments for clients throughout northern and central Alabama who are dealing with sexual harassment, racial harassment or disability harassment matters. Call 205-588-2261 or email us to meet with a tough-minded lawyer who will stand up for your rights.