DC Federal Employment Lawyer
Have you or someone you know been a victim of sexual harassment in the
workplace? Have you silently suffered or put up with degrading or demeaning
treatment from a co-worker, supervisor, or other workplace associate out
of fear of the consequences of reporting such behavior? If so, it is vital
that you seek professional legal assistance from an attorney who is experienced
and well-versed in effectively handling sexual harassment cases. A
DC federal employment lawyer at the Solomon Law Firm, PLLC can provide the competent and comprehensive
legal help you need to rectify the situation.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
As an employee, you do not have to tolerate any type of sexual harassing
behavior, whether it is from a co-worker or a high-ranking executive.
Sexual harassment violates federal law and is a type of employment discrimination.
Employers are expected to provide a work environment that is free of such
offensive behavior. If it is reported, they are expected to act quickly
to handle it. Any employee who reports being subjected to sexual harassment
in the workplace is also protected against any type of retaliatory action
or reprisals from his or her employer.
Sexual harassment consists of a variety of behaviors, including unwelcome
sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, verbal or physical harassment
of a sexual nature, and actual sexual assault or rape. An offhand remark,
teasing, or an isolated incident does not usually constitute sexual harassment.
When sexually offensive behavior becomes so frequent or severe that it
creates a hostile work environment for the victim, however, it needs to
be addressed. The harassment may come from either sex and the harasser
may be the victim's senior, giving the victim concerns about job security.
If you have been subjected to sexual harassment, it is important to discuss
your case with a Washington DC federal employment lawyer at your earliest
Contact a Washington DC Federal Employment Law Attorney
at the firm if you have been subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace.