Sexual Harassment

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Sexual harassment is a form of workplace harassment.   If you are a victim of sexual harassment at work you should contact a PA sexual harassment lawyer to discuss your situation. There are, generally, two primary types of sexual harassment claims: 

Quid pro quo:  In a quid pro quo situation, an employer requests or demands sexual favors in exchange for employment benefits, such a raise, promotion, additional responsibility, or even retention of employment. 

Hostile work environment:  A sexually hostile work environment can include, among other things, jeering, teasing, sexual references, sexual images, touching and threats. 

Both forms of sexual harassment are prohibited by federal law (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) and state law (Pennsylvania Human Relations Act – PHRA).  Further, workplace harassment and sexual harassment that includes unwanted touching or threats of unwanted touching can give rise to claims for assault and battery.  

If you are a victim of sexual harassment you may be able to recover:

  • Compensation for humiliation, embarrassment and emotional distress for having to endure the sexually hostile work environment
  • Punitive damages to punish the illegal conduct
  • Back pay when the refusal to grant sexual favors or submit to sexual advances results in layoff, firing or demotion

Has your employer or supervisor asked you for a sexual favor in exchange for a work related benefit?

Has your employer created or tolerated a sexually hostile work environment?

Were you subjected to retaliation or discharge after refusing sexual advances or reporting sexual harassment? 

If so, call Pennsylvania employment lawyer Bruce Preissman today!  Attorney Preissman will answer your questions and provide straightforward counsel and advice regarding your options.  He may recommend filing a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC), or he may recommend filing a lawsuit.  Either way, he can provide comprehensive legal representation to you for your quid pro quo or sexually hostile work environment sexual harassment claim.