Sexual harassment can range from persistent offensive sexual jokes to inappropriate touching to posting offensive material on a bulletin board. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) defines workplace sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances or conduct of a sexual nature which unreasonably interferes with the performance of a person's job or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.
The employer, however, isn't the only one who can create a hostile work environment.Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.While Title VII is the base level for sexual harassment claims, states have sexual harassment laws which may be even more strict. This article will outline the two types of workplace sexual harassment, employer liability, and strategies and procedures to put an end to the behavior.If the behavior and conduct of fellow employees, supervisors or your employer have created a hostile work environment, you can receive help with protecting your legal rights by contacting a Salt Lake City employment attorney from Haymore Law.We provide dedicated legal representation to employees whose daily routine is disrupted and made unbearable by discrimination, derogatory remarks and sexual harassment, and are committed to achieving the best possible results for our clients.
Sexual harassment at work is a serious problem and can happen to both women and men.