Minnesota Sexual Harassment Attorney

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal and victims of this form of gender discrimination are protected by federal and state law. Uninvited sexual advances, demands for sexual favors, plus verbal and physical harassment of a sexual character are all forms of illegal workplace activities. Our law firm of Tarshish Cody PLC will assist employees who have experienced these illegal acts and aggressively pursue claims for damages to the fullest extent of the law. Our attorneys are available at 952-361-5556.

Sexual harassment is not limited to one gender, and may occur from the actions of either gender toward any other gender. Any such conduct that is uninvited, unwelcome, and persistent, is illegal in a work environment. Employees who are the object of such sexual intimidation as a condition of their continued employment are similarly protected by the law. Pervasive acts of this nature can constitute a hostile work environment.

Our attorneys advise employees experiencing these illegal acts to first tell the harasser to cease, and also report the harassment ASAP to your employer. Your employer’s employee handbook should identify policies that protect the employee from such actions. It is always a first priority to report these incidents as soon as possible. Any of these actions listed below will constitute sexual harassment in the work environment:

  • Gender-based threats or negative remarks by an employer or co-worker.
  • Remarks by an employer or co-worker involving the employee’s clothes or body, including sexual jokes, false stories, or any sexually suggestive comments.
  • Touching or hugging inappropriately, including patting, kissing, brushing up against an employee all constitute illegal workplace conduct.
  • Exhibition of pictures or posters of a sexual and graphic nature or the display of derogatory comments against a gender in a workplace environment are prohibited by law.
  • Employer threats to fire or demote an employee, as well as denial of advancement, and other actions that are harmful to an employee’s work status in the context of demands for sexual conduct are illegal.
  • An employer who has been informed of illegal harassing behavior and refuses to investigate or curtail such actions is violating the law.

Unfortunately, recent studies indicate that sexual harassment is on the rise in the workplace. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined that sexual harassment reports have increased 15 percent in the three years after 2006. Even males reporting these harassing activities has increased 15 percent in the same three years after 2006.

The law firm of Tarshish Cody PLC is a leading employee rights law firm who aggressively pursue claims for damages on behalf of victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. You can call our attorneys and schedule a meeting to discuss your specific case at no charge. Our fees are contingency-based, meaning we bill nothing if we do not win your case. We welcome your call today at 952-361-5556 (or fill out the free case evaluation form below) to help you through the legal issues of your sexual harassment case.

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