Is your work environment permeated with hostility based on your sex, race, age or disability? Have you been subjected to unwelcome sexual advances?
Harassment on the basis of your sex, age, race, disability or sexual orientation is illegal. To be actionable in state and federal court, the harassment must be severe or pervasive and must be related to your protected characteristic (sex, age, race, etc.). Thus, harassment based on race, generally includes derogatory comments or racial epithets and reliance on impermissible racial stereotypes.
Harassment based on sex comes in two forms. The first is a workplace permeated with sexual innuendo, inappropriate sexual comments and unwelcome advances. The second form is called quid pro quo harassment. Here your boss conditions work benefits on your acceptance of his advances.
If you are being subjected to harassment in the workplace, contact us immediately for a consult.