Sexual harassment is illegal and cannot be tolerated in any workplace. Despite the many protections employees have against sexual harassment, many people feel as though they have no choice but to endure sexual harassment, either from a manager or from co-workers. The fact is you have rights. A lawyer can be instrumental in protecting these rights. At Ervin Jewett, P.C., our law firm has been a leader in employment litigation for people across Norfolk, Virginia Beach and the surrounding areas. We understand the legal issues and possible challenges involved in proving these cases and are prepared to fight for you.
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Sexual harassment claims generally fall under one of two situations. One situation involves quid pro quo harassment. Quid pro quo harassment refers to situations when a manager or someone in a supervisory capacity offers employment benefits in exchange for sexual acts. The other, and more common, form of sexual harassment involves a hostile work environment. In a hostile work environment, an employee may have to deal with a wide range of lewd conduct such as:
- Uninvited touching or hugging
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- Suggestive remarks or comments on a person's appearance, clothing or looks
- Suggestive jokes or lewd remarks
In either situation, a company should have procedures in place to address complaints and investigate the harassment. In fact, before bringing a lawsuit, employees should generally file a complaint with their employers. In many instances, unfortunately, companies fail to follow their own procedures or conduct an incomplete or sham investigation. Our Norfolk sexual harassment attorneys will examine the evidence and work diligently to prove every aspect of your case.
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