Pennsylvania And New Jersey Employment Attorney Represents Victims Of Sexual Harassment
Federal, state and local laws prohibit workplace sexual harassment. Sexual harassment can present itself in many forms, include the following:
- Unwelcome sexual advances or physical contact
- Demands for sexual favors in exchange for continued employment or career advancement (often referred to as “quid pro quo” sexual harassment)
- Comments or jokes of a sexual nature
- Comments about an individual’s physical appearance
- Sexually explicit pictures
- Sexually explicit text messages or emails
Sexual harassment constitutes an unlawful hostile work environment. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages from your employer.
A complaint to your employer about sexual harassment is considered “protected activity.” An employer is not allowed to take any negative action against an employee because he or she engaged in protected activity by making a complaint of sexual harassment. Any negative action taken because of a report of sexual harassment is considered retaliation and is against the law.
Dedicated Advocate Seeks Remedies To Compensate And Restore Victims
If you have been subjected to sexual harassment or retaliation at work, you may be entitled to recover damages:
Back pay — This includes economic losses such as wages, salary, and other fringe benefits that you would have received had you not been subjected to an unlawful employment action.
Compensatory damages — In some cases, you may be entitled to recover damages for noneconomic losses such as mental anguish, emotional distress and humiliation.
Punitive damages — Punitive damages may be recoverable. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish people for conduct that is intentional, malicious or conducted with reckless indifference to towards another.
Contact An Experienced Pennsylvania Employment Attorney For Your Sexual Harassment Claim
If you have been victimized by sexual harassment at work, the Law Office of Jonathan W. Chase will assert your rights under the law to seek remedy against this form of discrimination. Call my Philadelphia office at 215-967-1544 or contact me via email ([email protected]) to schedule a free consultation.