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What is sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is any unwelcome verbal or physical conduct directed at someone on the basis of gender.  The Ohio sexual harassment lawyers at our firm can answer any questions you have.

Can both men and women be victims of sexual harassment?

YES.

What if I am being harassed by someone of the same sex?

This is still sexual harassment, as long as it is based on gender.

What types of sexual harassment exist in the workplace?

Sexual harassment can take many forms so always speak with an employment attorney but some examples include: co-worker harassment, harassment by a manager or supervisor and even harassment from a non-employee. Sexual harassment can also result in a hostile work environment.

What should I do if I am being sexually harassed?

  • Notify your employer immediately, both orally and in writing.
  • Keep a record of when you told your employer about the harassment and document what was reported.
  • Ask your employer for a copy of the sexual harassment policy, if you do not already have it.
  • Expect your employer to follow it.

If your employer does not follow it or deal with the situation appropriately, contact an Ohio sexual harassment attorney.

Should I quit my job if I am being sexually harassed?

Consult with a Columbus sexual harassment lawyer before you do so. If you quit your job, this can sometimes prevent you from collecting damages if you file a lawsuit. Speak with an employment attorney to determine the best course of action.

What if my employer retaliates against me and terminates me for reporting sexual harassment?

Retaliating against someone for reporting sexual harassment is unlawful. Reporting sexual harassment is considered a “protected activity” and once you engage in it, you are protected by law from retaliation. If your employer has a sexual harassment policy, it should state that retaliation is prohibited.