No one should have to suffer through the fear, upset and hopelessness sexual harassment can cause. Unfortunately, many workers of both genders face sexual harassment in the workplace. If you have been targeted by your employer, coworkers, clients, vendors or others in the workplace, a sexual harassment attorney at McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C. will listen to your story. If you decide to work with McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., our legal team will help you gather the evidence you need to fight back.
What Is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment at work can include:
- Sexual assault
- Unwanted sexual touching or uncomfortably familiar and inappropriate physical contact
- Demands (often accompanied by threats or by promises of promotion or other benefits)
- Inappropriate comments about a person’s body
- Sexual and inappropriate text messages, e-mails and other material
- Sexually inappropriate jokes or pornography left round the workplace
Sexual Harassment Wears Many Faces
When people think of sexual harassment, they may think of a younger worker being victimized by an older employer. In actual fact, sexual-harassment at work can take many forms:
- Sexual harassment by a coworker. Harassment by a coworker can be difficult, especially if the person who’s being targeted doesn’t want to get a fellow employee fired for their actions. Workers who are being harassed may also worry their employer may not believe them or may take the perpetrator’s side. If you are being harassed at work by a peer, contact the attorneys at McCarthy Weisberg Cummings for a free consultation.
- Sexual harassment by an employer or supervisor. Employers, supervisors, managers and others in power have an obligation to treat their employees fairly and ethically. Unfortunately, some employers and people in power use their positions to target younger or more vulnerable employees.Employees may worry about fighting back because they don’t want to lose their place of employment or worry about getting a bad reference. The attorneys at McCarthy Weisberg Cummings can advise you on how you can file a complaint while protecting your career and job.
- Sexual harassment by a vendor, client or other third-party. In some cases, sexual harassment at work comes from outside the company itself. It can come from customers, clients, vendors and others who work with the company but are not directly within the company. The first time sexual harassment by a vendor, client or another party occurs, the employee should report it to their employer or supervisor. If a pattern of sexual harassment develops, the employer is obligated to take action to prevent the sexual harassment. If employers fail to protect their workers, employees can contact a sexual-harassment attorney to seek legal redress.
Many people who are targeted by sexual harassment hesitate in bringing forward charges because they worry there isn’t enough evidence or they worry the instances of harassment are too minor. Many victims of sexual harassment also at first think no one will believe them. If you have been targeted by a perpetrator, please keep in mind there are people who will believe you and who will stand up for you. The attorneys at McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, for example, have been fighting on behalf of employees for years.
Sexual harassment is against the law. It also creates a toxic, hostile workplace. If you have been targeted by sexual harassment in the workplace, contact McCarthy Weisberg Cummings. From our offices in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, our law firm handles sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits across Pennsylvania. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience, and our compassionate staff is standing by to hear your story and to discuss your legal options. Contact us for a free consultation.