Unwelcome Attention From Another Employee?
Many women stay silent about sexual harassment because they don’t want to cause trouble or get someone fired. But if a persistent co-worker won’t take no for an answer or a fellow employee crosses the line with sexual behavior, you don’t have to stand for it.
Your employer needs to know about the behavior, and if he or she won’t do anything about it, the lawyers at McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., will. Our employment law attorneys can help you enforce your rights and explore your legal options, including filing a lawsuit against the company for failing to provide a work environment free from sexual harassment.
Do You Have a Claim? Call 717-238-5707 or e-mail us for a free case evaluation. We represent those in the Harrisburg area and south central Pennsylvania experiencing sexual harassment by a co-worker.
What Is Co-Worker Sexual Harassment?
What maybe began as harmless flirting or annoying comments can escalate into a serious problem that makes you uncomfortable or fearful. It can even affect your ability to do your job. Any of these actions may constitute sexual harassment:
- Sexual assault or physical intimidation
- Groping, fondling or other unwanted touching
- Pressure for sex or dates
- Demeaning comments about your body
- Sexually charged e-mails or text messages
- Exposure to pornography or sexually explicit jokes
- Sexual advances outside of the workplace
- Stalking behavior
Even if you dated the co-worker at some point, it’s over when you say it’s over. It is still sexual harassment if unwanted overtures continue after you have ended the relationship. However, it is critical to disclose the prior association when claiming harassment.
You may have told the harasser to stop. You may have complained to other co-workers. However, if you have not done so, you must report a co-worker’s sexual harassment to a supervisor or human resources officer. Management may or may not have been aware of the problem. When you file a formal complaint, your employer is required to take action to protect you.
At McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., our attorneys are here to support you through a difficult process. We prepare you to report the abusive behavior and show you how to document the harassment and any retaliation, including wrongful termination for filing a claim against the company.
What if Your Employer Does Nothing to Stop the Harassment?
Your employer is required to take action to stop the harassment at work. If your employer fails to take any action, you may have an employment claim against your employer. Our attorneys can explain your options and the process for holding your employer accountable.
Contact us today for a free consultation. This conversation is completely confidential — no one will know unless you decide to move forward with a complaint.