Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment Attorney Jackson, Ohio

As employee rights lawyers, we want everyone to understand 10 fundamental truths about sexual harassment in the workplace:

  • Women and men fall victim to sexual harassment.
  • Perpetrators of sexual harassment can be supervisors, managers, coworkers, or customers and clients.
  • It is not unusual for individuals who sexually harass people at work to be of the same sex as their victims.
  • Sexual harassment can consist of just spoken comments and visual displays as long as those comments and displays create an environment in which the victim does not feel safe or comfortable enough to perform up to their full capacity.
  • Sexual harassment at work is not rare, During the 2019 federal fiscal year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 12,739 reports of sexual harassment. This number actually declined from the previous year, when 13,055 reports were made to the agency.
  • Researchers estimate that around 3 million U.S. workers suffer sexual harassment each year, making this among the most underreported violations of employees rights.
  • Sexual harassment can take the form of a quid pro quo (e.g., a boss offering a promotion in return for sex), create a hostile work environment (e.g., making the victim feel threatened by constant comments on their sexual desirability), or both.
  • Workplace sexual harassment is illegal under federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.
  • Victims of sexual harassment have undeniable rights to report, demand protection from, and sue perpetrators.
  • As many as 75 percent of workers who report sexual harassment experience retaliation that ranges from verbal abuse to getting fired. Such retaliation is also illegal, and victims can sue for this in addition to the harassment.

When sexual harassment occurs, victims feel degraded and unsafe. They find it difficult to do their jobs, and even just the thought of reporting for work can induce fear and trigger emotional trauma. Too often, the situation escalates from unwelcome comments to unwanted touching and threats. In some cases, assaults occur. You have the right to a workplace free of sexual harassment. Call now for a free & confidential consultation from a sexual harassment attorney in Jackson, Ohio.

At the Jackson offices of Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman, we take our job of upholding the rights of sexual harassment victims very seriously. Even with heightened attention to the problem thanks, in part, to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, workers subjected to sexual harassment face up an uphill struggle.

Our Sexual Harassment Lawyers Are Ready to Help

Our Jackson sexual harassment lawyers make ourselves available to help from the earliest stages of a case by offering free and confidential consultations to employees who reach out to us online or call us at (614) 221-3318. One of our sexual harassment attorneys in Jackson, Ohio, can also assist with documenting instances of harassment and drafting a formal complaint to a trusted supervisor or the human resources department.

When asked, we will advise a client as they work through the reporting and investigation process conducted by an agency such as the EEOC. When nothing else resolves the problem, we will file a lawsuit and see the legal process through for our client. A sexual harassment trial is tough. We do all we can to protect our client’s privacy, and we offer emotional support. The goal is holding sexual harassers accountable. Achieving that can protect other potential victims.

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