News reports over the last couple of years have shown that sexual harassment in the workplace is still way too common. It can derail careers and be destructive and costly to employees and employers.
Sexual harassment at work can take many forms, ranging from pervasive crude comments or jokes to actual sexual assault. It can be verbal or physical in nature. Sexual harassment may be subtle, but it can also be as explicit, such as a quid pro quo.
Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination and is not limited to actions against women. It can include severe and pervasive harassment based on sexual comments and innuendo, as well as physical touching, leading to a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment can also arise where the harassment comes from someone in position of power over you, and where that individual has threatened your employment, position, and/or compensation in exchange for sexual favors.
If you feel that you’ve been sexually harassed at your place of employment, Gardner Law Firm can help you determine if you should take legal action.
If you believe that you are a victim of sexual harassment as a current or former employee, Gardner Law Firm can help you understand if you have reason to take legal action, and what to do to seek remedies. We have represented numerous victims of harassment and can work to protect you and your rights.
We’ll discuss your situation and advise you of laws that may impact you. We’ll also explain your options and what you can do to protect yourself.
Many well-intended employers can find themselves facing sexual harassment issues either through not understanding the law, by having ineffective reporting procedures, or by not communicating properly with management and employees. Atlanta-based Garner Law Firm has counseled many employers—large and small—on best practices for sexual harassment training, employee manuals, and other proactive tools for avoiding potential costly litigation.