Generally speaking, employers and employees have become more enlightened as to what is appropriate behavior in the workplace. It is unfortunate that some people do not yet understand that sexual harassment is illegal and can never be condoned or accepted in any work environment. Too often, sexual harassment is accompanied by wrongful termination or retaliation.
If you have lost your job or otherwise been retaliated against because you reported sexual harassment to your supervisor, you have options. An experienced employment attorney can help you fight for the damages you are entitled to under the law. Depending on your circumstances, these damages can include back pay, front pay, reinstatement, damages for emotional distress, and even punitive damages.
What Kinds Of Behaviors Create A Hostile Work Environment?
Carter Law Offices represents victims of sexual harassment throughout Missouri and Kansas. Contact our law firm today.
Sexual harassment in the workplace can take on different forms. One form of sexual harassment takes place when a supervisor offers to exchange some kind of benefit with a subordinate for sex. Another form of harassment is referred to as a hostile work environment. In a hostile work environment, employees may be subjected to a number of different kinds of unwanted behaviors, such as:
- Unwanted touching
- Pornography or sexual "humor"
- Sexually charged comments by co-workers or supervisors
The worse the conduct, or the more often the conduct happens, the stronger a claim for sexual harassment. We will fully investigate the circumstances of your legal claim.
If your employer fired you for rejecting his/her advances or otherwise made your work life difficult, we may be able to pursue a wrongful discharge claim.
Understand that employers are going to fight these allegations to the end. So will we. We will look over all of the evidence to fully establish that your employer could have taken steps to prevent sexual harassment.
Carter Law Offices has built a record of success taking on major corporations, government entities and employers. We will not be intimidated. Rather, we will be dedicated to achieving results and accomplishing your goals.
Call the Sexual Harassment Lawyers of Carter Law Offices
If you were the victim of sexual harassment in your workplace, our attorneys can help you take action against it. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our Kansas City office online or call 816-283-3500.