Abuse in the Workplace
Making Sure You’re Safe, No Matter Where You Work
Federal and state law prohibits harassment of any form in a place of employment. You have the right to feel safe and secure at your job, and free from any type of harassment or intimidation. If you have been subject to an unsafe working environment, your employer can be held responsible.
Types of workplace harassment include:
- Sexual, including unwanted touching or advances and inappropriate comments.
- Physical, including intimidation and any cause of injury.
- Verbal, including name-calling and other types of crude language.
- Emotional, including spreading of rumors and other types of slander.
- Discrimination or bullying on the basis of race, religion, age, sexuality, gender, or any other personal trait.
I was being continually harassed by a coworker. I felt trapped, like I would never see an end to the situation. Luckily, I consulted Attorney Janet Goldman, and she made sure that coworker was brought to justice. Now, I feel much safer in my workplace.
Recovering After Experiencing Sexual Harassment
If you have experienced any form of sexual harassment in the workplace, it is justified that you may feel objectified, humiliated, or unsafe. No one should have to experience those feelings in a working environment, or have to feel any sort of pressure that’s predatory or invasive. When these boundaries are violated by a potential or current employer, you have the right to seek justice and compensation.
Types of sexual harassment includes:
- Unwelcome sexual advances.
- Threats or blackmail of a sexual nature, in which a job or position is at stake.
- Requests for sexual favors in exchange for hiring, raises, or benefits.
- Using inappropriate “pet names”, such as “sweetie” or “honey”.
- Sexual gestures or touches, including groping and grabbing.
- Inappropriate questions regarding an employee’s sex life.
- Suggestive comments about appearance.
- The showing of pornographic materials.
- Sexual assault of any kind.
How We Use Evidence to Support Workplace Harassment Claims
Proving your claim in court can be difficult regarding workplace harassment. However, we have the ability to collect the right evidence of the unwelcome or unlawful behavior to win your case. These forms of evidence include:
- Documents demonstrating good professional evaluations of the client prior to the claim.
- Inappropriate photographs or pictures from the client’s workplace.
- Testimonies of eyewitnesses and other employees who faced similar harassment.
- Photo or video footage of the incident(s).
- Emails, text messages, or other forms of communication that serve the claim.
- Human resources complaints filed by the client.
No legal fees until we win
We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that until we have gotten you the settlement or justice you need, you won’t be charged any attorney fees.
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