Sexual Harassment – What can I do?
Seemingly every day, there have been new allegations made against powerful men in various industries. From companies taking a second look at their sexual harassment policies to the tide of #MeToo stories flooding social media, the controversy has sparked the biggest national conversation on sexual harassment since the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas battle in the early ’90s. CNN Public discussion about sexual harassment and assault is at all time high.
It’s hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are after a sexual assault harassment or assault. It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. EEOC
Sexual harassment does not always have to be specifically about sexual behavior or directed at a specific person. For example, negative comments about women as a group may be a form of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment interferes with your performance by threatening your job security or becoming an obstacle to effective work.
Sexual harassment can occur in the workplace or learning environment, like a school or university. It can happen in many different scenarios, including after-hours conversations, exchanges in the hallways, and non-office settings of employees or peers.
You don’t have to suffer in silence, and you do have rights. Attorneys Tina Huntington, Monique Centeno and Larry Wall are committed to listening and supporting you at every step of the process. We here to help! Call us at (316)265-6000 or send an inquiry through our website.