The Negative Effects Of Sexual Harassment At Work
Most of us want to go to work, do our job and feel good about our performance. However, on-the-job sexual harassment can make going to work harrowing. When we are so distracted and on-edge this can negatively impact our ability to do our job which will affect our ability to perform well.
At Yormak Employment & Disability Law, we understand what sexual harassment looks like. We know that constant verbal or physical harassment takes a serious toll on a person’s mental health and their ability to do their job. As a result, we are proud members of the National Women’s Law Center’s Legal Network for Gender Equity and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund.
What Sexual Harassment Looks Like
It’s called sexual harassment but really it can be offensive remarks, or comments about one’s sex in general. Sexual harassment can also be unwelcome advances, being asked out numerous times even after declining, unwanted touching and asking for sexual favors.
- A sexual harasser can be anyone, it does not have to be someone who identifies as male. Likewise, a victim of sexual harassment can be anyone, not only someone who identifies as female.
- A harasser can be a boss or supervisor, coworker, client or customer. Sexual harassment can happen in any industry: restaurants, bars, hotels, retail stores, corporations, manufacturing – anywhere.
While a one-time comment, off-hand remark or simple teasing are not typically considered sexual harassment, frequent, pervasive and unwanted commentary can cause a workplace to be a hostile environment, especially if you are demoted or fired because of your reaction to the offensive comments or harassing behavior.
Being Sexually Harassed? Wonder If You Have A Case?
Is what you are experiencing at work sexual harassment? We offer a free case analysis so that you can find out. Call 239-399-8808 or email us to get your questions answered by a board-certified expert in employment law. We will let you know if you have a case, and help you understand what steps to take next. Your phone call or email communication with us is completely free.