Minnesota Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Sexual harassment occurs in many different ways. You could feel uncomfortable with the way an employer is touching you; you could find that you are being treated differently, whether favorably or unfavorably, from the other employees or you could find that people are negatively talking about your sexual preferences behind your back. All of these instances classify as sexual harassment and all of these instances are against the law and should not be tolerated by anyone.
While sexual harassment often goes unquestioned and unreported, this doesn’t have to be the case. It is important for all employees to know their legal rights and to understand that there are people out there that will fight on their behalf to ensure that this behavior is not only stopped, but punished in a court of law.
Know Your Rights – Speak to a Minneapolis Sexual Harassment Attorney
Duane Johnson is a Minneapolis employment law attorney specializing in instances of sexual harassment. Whether you are male or female, whether you work in an office or in the field, whether you are the boss or an employee, you don’t have to tolerate sexual harassment or any behavior that makes you feel uncomfortable, ashamed or afraid. The mission of his firm is to advocate on the behalf of people that have been victimized in the workplace.
Are You Being Sexually Harassed?
You may feel like something is happening at work that is out of line but are unsure whether it classifies as harassment or not. Sexual harassment is defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This includes instances of:
- Inappropriate attention due to your gender or sexual orientation
- Unwanted touching or comments and sexual advances
- Unwanted exposure to sexual discussions or conduct as well as unwanted exposure to pornography
- Requests for sexual favors
- Threatening behavior due to your gender or sexual orientation including threats to terminate employment if a sexual action is not done
Help is Only a Phone Call Away
Sexual harassment can be prevented and is punishable by law. However, many victims are worried about losing their job or about the public repercussions of coming forward. You don’t have to.
We will work together to come up with a legal solution that ensures your rights are protected, your job is safe and that your future doesn’t include any mistreatment of any kind. We also strive to ensure that this unacceptable behavior doesn’t happen to others down the road. Please contact me or give me a call on 612-529-6041 to discuss the matter and determine the best plan of action.