Sexual harassment is very serious and very wrong. Employees often ask, what is it, what are examples, what is the definition of sexual harassment and what can I do to stop it? Do I go to the EEOC or to court? Should I have an experienced workplace lawyer? A Portland sexual harassment attorney can help enforce your rights.
As an employee, you have the right to a work environment free from sexual harassment. You do not have to work in a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment is when a work environment is offensive because of an employee’s sex. This takes many forms, and here are some examples:
- Sexual jokes;
- Sexual comments;
- Sexual pictures or images;
- Sexual cartoons;
- Sexual demands;
- Improper touching;
- Offensive comments about a person’s appearance; and
- Offensive comments about a person’s body.
These are some examples. But, these are not the only examples of sexual harassment.
In order to determine your rights, you should seek out a sexual harassment lawyer immediately. Please feel free to contact us immediately for a no-charge, no-commitment, and private consultation. Our toll-free number is 1-800-578-HELP (4357). You can also reach our law firm in Portland, Oregon at 503-987-0000. No worker should be forced to put up with a hostile work environment.
Our employment law group only represents employees, never employers. We look forward to your phone call.
Our law firm and our Portland lawyers take on other cases on behalf of workers. Attorneys in our office take on cases involving sex and gender discrimination, race discrimination, race harassment and sexual orientation discrimination and harassment. Our lawyers also take on pregnancy discrimination and harassment, workers’ compensation retaliation and other forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. We also take on whistleblowing cases.
Most clients in sexual harassment cases hire us on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if the client gets paid. In most cases our law firm is paid at the end, by the employer, as is allowed under the law in workplace harassment cases. This helps clients enforce their rights while giving clients peace of mind. Those who are discriminated against should not have to worry about paying an attorney up front for the legal fees. Contact us to see if we can take your case on a contingency fee basis where we get paid only if you get paid.
The laws and rules are set at both the state (Oregon) and federal level. BOLI (Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries) issues rules regarding state law. The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) issues rules regarding federal law. Our workplace lawyers represent clients at all stages, from investigations, to the EEOC or BOLI, to the trial courts and to the courts of appeal.
Please note that sometimes harassment is spelled harrassment or harrasment. Hostile work environment is often used instead of harassment. Quid Pro Quo is another type of sexual harassment.
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