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:
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.
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:
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.