While some people may think of sexual harassment in the workplace as something from a previous generation, the unfortunate reality is that sexual harassment is still a pervasive part of too many people's experiences. Sexual harassment in the workplace can destroy a person's ability to function effectively and succeed.
There are two types of recognized sexual harassment:
- Quid pro quo — When sexual favors are requested in exchange for a promotion or simply being able to keep one's job.
- Hostile work environment — When an employer fails to prevent or fosters a sexually hostile work environment, that employer may be held liable. This environment can be created through jokes, comments and other actions taken by supervisors and co-workers.
Preserving evidence of sexual harassment is critical to the success of a claim. If you have been sexually harassed, do your best to preserve all relevant:
- Handwritten notes
- Photos sent via text or email
No one should have to endure sexual harassment in the workplace. Choosing a seasoned attorney with a reputation for effectively representing sexual harassment claims can help push your employer to take your claim seriously.
Decades Of Experience Helping People Overcome Harassment At Work
At Brown Paindiris & Scott, our attorneys have been helping people overcome their legal challenges since 1977. We are dedicated to helping those who have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace. We know how to build strong cases that can make settlement into an attractive option for an offending employer. An often key element of building a successful sexual harassment claim today is being able to extract information from smartphones and computers. We work with computer forensic experts to preserve all relevant evidence.
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Contact The Connecticut Employment Law Attorneys Of Brown Paindiris & Scott
When you have been sexually harassed at work, skilled and experienced counsel can help you defend your rights and your future. The lawyers of Brown Paindiris & Scott have decades of experience protecting the rights of sexually harassed workers. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our Hartford sexual harassment lawyers, call 860-266-4278 or toll free at 877-783-5367, or contact us online.
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