Stop Sexual Harassment In Your Workplace
Though great strides have been made to put an end to sexual harassment in the workplace, it still happens — every day. At The Garber Law Firm, our attorneys take aggressive action to win justice for people who have experienced sexual harassment at work. Based in Marietta, we serve clients throughout Georgia.
Victims of sexual harassment often experience depression and anxiety. Physical symptoms such as headaches, stomachaches and insomnia are also common. Seeking medical treatment for these symptoms is very important.
Another important step is to speak up to your employer. Your company needs to have an opportunity to address and remedy the situation before you can pursue legal action. Many people fear that they will lose their jobs if they complain about sexual harassment. Know that the law protects you from retaliation.
Offensive Conduct In The Workplace
Sexual harassment is not limited to inappropriate physical contact. It can also include:
- Comments about your body or body parts
- Comments about wanting to have sex with you or making comments about his or her own sex life, including boastful comments about his or her own sexual prowess
- Comments that are vulgar or graphic
- Sending emails containing inappropriate sexual photos or links to pornographic websites
Generally, the law considers actions that are severe or pervasive to be sexual harassment. However, in some cases, a single incident can constitute sexual harassment. Acts such as touching an intimate part of the body or attempting to rape a co-worker rise to the level of harassment.
The law protects all employees from sexual harassment. It is important to remember that same-sex harassment or female-on-male harassment are just as unlawful as male-on-female harassment.
Legal Support When You Most Need It
If you are suffering from sexual harassment in the work place, do not hesitate to reach out to us for help. You can call our firm at 678-383-9792 or contact us online. Initial consultations are always free.