Mississippi Employee Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Employers with 15 or more employees are required by federal law to provide their employees with a workplace that is free of sexual harassment. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct:
- Affects an individual's employment
- Unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance
- Creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment
If you have been subjected to sexual harassment at your workplace, the experienced sexual harassment attorneys at our law firm, Watson & Norris, PLLC, in Jackson, Mississippi, are ready to help you.
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It is unfortunate but true. More than 40 years after the enactment of Title VII, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- which declares sexual harassment to be a form of unlawful discrimination -- sexual harassment is still a regular occurrence in the workplace. It occurs in many forms:
- The victim may be a woman or a man
- The harasser may be a woman or a man
- The harasser may be of the same or opposite sex of the victim
- The harasser may be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, an agent of the employer, on a non-employee
- The harasser's conduct must be unwelcome
- The victim may or may not have been dismissed
- The victim may or may not have suffered economic injury
- The victim may be anyone affected by the offensive conduct
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Workplace harassment includes anything quid pro quo, in other words, when a victim is threatened with termination unless he or she provides a sexual favor. Other actions considered unlawful under Title VII include offensive or intimidating gestures and comments on a continual basis that an employer is aware of but does not take reasonable action to stop.