Sexual harassment is bad for employees; often they face isolation, retaliation and a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment also can take a toll on employers as they struggle with low morale and legal exposure. Eliminating sexual harassment is a worthy goal, as is seeking appropriate remedies for the victims of sexual harassment.
Last week we told you about protests that hit a large California tech company. Employees around the world walked out in protest after a report came out detailing how the company had allegedly covered up sexual harassment by high-ranking executives over the years. In response to the report and protests, the company’s chief executive officer said the company would look into and improve their policies regarding sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment can be classified as quid pro quo sexual harassment, in which employees are asked for sexual favors in exchange for a benefit, or atmosphere of harassment, where employees are subjected to unwanted jokes, gestures, comments, touching, date requests, and more. These and other kinds of sexual harassment are illegal, and they can negatively affect employees and employers alike.
The law condemns sexual harassment and protects individuals who experience sexual harassment and discrimination at work. Employees and employers dealing with sexual harassment issues are well-advised to seek legal representation. The lawyers at Bononi Law Group, LLP have handled sexual harassment cases for over 20 years. Our legal representation has yielded positive results in numerous cases.
We can be contacted online or by telephone, and we are happy to meet to discuss sexual harassment legal concerns. For more information on the services we provide, please see the sexual harassment page on our website.