Sexual Harassment Attorney Cleveland, Ohio
As sexual harassment attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, lawyers with The Friedmann Firm welcome opportunities to ensure Ohio’s employees work in an environment that is free from sexual harassment. We view protecting and securing justice for victims of unwanted sexual advances and gender-based abuse as one of our highest missions.
What Is Illegal Sexual Harassment?
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment becomes illegal, and legally actionable, “when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).” Importantly, feeling compelled to quit a job to stop further harassment is considered an adverse employment decision. Before you quit, it is of the utmost importance that you consult with a Cleveland sexual harassment attorney to determine if you are actually working in a hostile work environment, as that term is legally defined.
What Are Some Examples of Sexual Harassment?
There is no complete and definitive list of actions that constitute sexual harassment, but strong cases can be made when evidence exists of:
- Sexual assault
- Repeated unwanted touching
- Demands for sex or dates in return for keeping or getting a job
- Frequent lewd comments and sexually explicit discussions
- Prominent displays of pornographic materials
- Constant comments on looks and sexual desirability
Returning to the EEOC definition, the key to succeeding with a sexual harassment claim is proving that the actions both caused harm (e.g., injuries, emotional or psychological trauma, job loss) and, short of an actual assault, happened more than once. Hiring a dedicated Cleveland sexual harassment lawyer will help a victim collect, organize and present the documents and testimony needed for such a claim.
Who Can Be a Victim of Sexual Harassment?
Men and women of any age and in any employment situation can suffer from harassment.
A male manager sexually harassing a female subordinate is merely the most commonly reported problem. Men harass men, and women harass women. The harassment can go up the organizational hierarchy and extend across teams. Individuals who identify as LGBT are particularly prone to suffering gender-based harassment from co-workers. Even if this harassment is not based on sexual desire, if it is based on LGBT status, it is considered based on “sex.” You have the right to a workplace free of sexual harassment. Call now for a free & confidential consultation from a sexual harassment attorney in Cleveland, Ohio.
Contact a Top Rated Sexual Harassment Attorney in Cleveland, Ohio
Consult a sexual harassment lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio to file a sexual harassment lawsuit if you are being sexually harassed or discriminated at work. A range of employee rights and labor laws exist to enable victims of sexual harassment in the workplace to hold harassers accountable. Call the Friedmann Firm at 440.703.8550 to discuss your potential claim.
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