All employees have the right to work in an environment free from sexual harassment and discrimination. Sexual harassment can take the form of lewd comments, unwelcome touching, and forced sexual acts. Victims of sexual harassment at work have federal rights and state tort rights in Alabama. Sexual harassment cannot continue to disrupt the workplace. disturbs victims and their co-workers who witness the illegal behavior.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), defines sexual harassment as “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.” Sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims are usually brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Employers, covered by Title VII, are expected to train supervisors and employees on proper workplace conduct, including how to prevent, report, and identify workplace sexual harassment. Proving sexual harassment claims under the realm of employment law can be complex, and having the right legal advocate on your side, that you can trust, is pivotal in successful resolutions.
Many victims of sexual harassment at work feel embarrassed or guilty to come forward. Please do not feel guilty or embarrassed, you are not at fault. The shame lies at the feet of the company and the harassers. We will stand with you. If you have been sexually harassed in the workplace call us with any questions.