Phoenix Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Being sexually harassed at work is humiliating and degrading. The sexual harassment lawyers at Younglove Law Firm understand how difficult it is to suffer this form of harassment at your place of employment. If you are dealing with any form of sexual harassment at your workplace, seriously consider meeting with one of the experienced and compassionate Phoenix employment law lawyers at our firm.

At Younglove Law Firm, we can help you file a state or federal complaint to hold both your employer and the harasser accountable for their actions and potentially recover compensation and other remedies for any damages caused by the harassment. We will aggressively fight for and pursue the justice and compensation you deserve including, but not limited to back pay, reinstatement to your previous position, and compensation for emotional damages.

Our sexual harassment lawyers have:

  • Detailed knowledge of sexual harassment law;
  • Experience conducting investigations into sexual harassment; and
  • The necessary litigation skills to build a strong case holding your harasser(s) responsible.

Do not permit sexual harassment to take an emotional toll on you and make it difficult to perform your job to the best ability. Step forward and take action by contacting Younglove Law Firm in Phoenix today.

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Let Our Experienced Sexual Harassment Lawyers Help You

Everyone is entitled to a safe space at work: one that is free from unwanted sexual advances, sexually charged statements or actions, and discrimination. At Younglove Law Firm, our discrimination lawyers in Phoenix defend the right to a safe work environment.

Contact Younglove Law Firm as soon as possible if you are unsure whether conduct you are facing at work is sexual harassment. Our attorneys will meet with you, take the time to listen to your story, and offer you valuable advice regarding any situation with which you may be dealing.

Our firm can then help you bring a charge to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a claim to state court, or a claim to federal court. All of these processes are complex, and there is no reason to try and tackle them on your own.

Should your claim succeed, you may be entitled to compensation for any of the following:

  • Back pay;
  • Front pay;
  • Emotional distress; and
  • Attorney’s fees.

You have the right to stand up for yourself and fight back against your harasser. Let Younglove Law Firm help you.

What is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Sexual harassment in the workplace is any form of sexual discrimination that breaches Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

This includes:

  • Any unwanted or unwelcome sexual advances;
  • Requesting a sexual favor in exchange for something on the job; or
  • Any other sexual act, verbal or physical, towards another person in the workplace.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits any form of discrimination in the workplace due to race, ethnicity, sex, color, or religion. It applies to all workplaces of fifteen or more employees, including federal, state, and local governments.

Sexual harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature. Making offensive comments towards a particular gender is also a violation. However, consensual encounters of a romantic or sexual nature are not considered to be a violation.

Common Types of Sexual Harassment

Two common types of sexual harassment in the workplace are:

  1. Quid pro quo; and
  2. Hostile work environment.

Quid pro quo occurs when a decision on someone’s employment, such as a hiring, firing, assignment, or promotion, is tied to a person’s compliance with a sexual favor or act. A hostile work environment is when sexual harassment creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile work environment.

What Types of Behavior are Deemed Sexual Harassment?

While every situation is judged on its own, the following types of behavior are often deemed to be sexual harassment:

  • Direct, or indirect, bribes exchanged for sexual favors;
  • Unwelcome sexual advances;
  • Sexual innuendos or comments;
  • Displayed materials of sexual nature; and
  • Offensive jokes on sexual themes.

Can an Isolated Incident Count as Sexual Harassment?

An isolated incident could count as sexual harassment if that isolated incident is linked to hiring, firing, benefits, or a promotion.

Can an Employer Retaliate Against You for Filing a Sexual Harassment Claim?

It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for filing a sexual harassment claim. Title VII not only protects the employee against retaliation by the employer but also any witnesses who choose to speak up on their behalf.

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What to Do if You Think You Have a Sexual Harassment Case

If you think you are a victim of sexual harassment, contact a sexual harassment lawyer and do the following:

  • Find a copy of your employee handbook or company policies. If there is a sexual harassment policy and guidelines in place, follow the necessary steps listed to take internal action against your harasser to notify your employer and stop any harassment;
  • Put any notice or complaint in writing, and make a copy. Verbal complaints are difficult to track and prove;
  • Take specific and detailed notes of your harassment. Be very specific. Include when and where it happened, as well as a list of possible witnesses;
  • Only speak with the harasser if you feel safe in doing so. Let them know that what they are doing or saying is making you uncomfortable. Give them specific examples of what they did or said to offend you; and
  • If speaking with your harasser is not a reasonable option, or it does not stop the behavior, talk with your supervisor. If your supervisor is the one harassing you, then speak to their supervisor. Let the supervisor know any steps you have already taken in trying to stop the harassment.

If the above actions do not stop the harassment, the next step is to file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It is recommended you have an attorney file the complaint.

Contact an Experienced Phoenix Sexual Harassment Lawyer Today

At Younglove Law Firm, our sexual harassment lawyers are experienced in handling work-related sexual harassment and assault and other difficult employment matters. We can provide the advocacy you need to protect yourself and preserve your right to work in a safe environment.

Federal and state laws exist to protect employees and guard against wrongful termination. Contact our Phoenix office now for a confidential consultation. We can help you determine if you have grounds to pursue legal action against your employer or whether to deal with the problem in another way.