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Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

According to a recent poll, 60% of women in the United States have experienced sexual harassment. The Quinnipiac University poll revealed that among women who said they had been victims of sexual harassment, 69% were harassed at work, 43% in social settings, 45% on the street, and 15% at home.

According to Cosmopolitan, one in three women aged 18 to 34 has been sexually harassed at work.

Of those who had been subjected to workplace sexual harassment, 29% said they reported it, while 71% did not. Verbal abuse is the most common form of workplace sexual harassment (81 per cent), followed by unwanted sexual advances (44%) and lewd emails or texts (25%).

If you have been the victim of workplace sexual harassment, get in touch with Texas Personal Injury Lawyers for a free case evaluation.

Types Of Sexual Harassment At Work

No one should have to put up with sexual harassment in the workplace. As an American citizen, you are entitled to a safe working environment. When you are harassed or discriminated against at work by a coworker, superior, or employer, you require an aggressive legal advocate.

There are several things you may do to prevent workplace harassment and obtain compensation for your losses. Texas Personal Injury Lawyers can help you file a claim and receive the justice you deserve for the following sexual harassment cases at work:

  • Employee-Employee Harassment
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Male Victims of Sexual Harassment
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Manager-Employee Sexual Harassment
  • Obscene or Offensive Gestures Harassment
  • Physical Harassment
  • Requests For Sexual Favors
  • Same-Sex Sexual Harassment
  • Unwanted Attention Harassment
  • Unwelcome Touching Or Grabbing Harassment
  • Verbal Abuse at Work

It’s not just females who are targets of sexual harassment in the workplace. Men may be targeted in a variety of ways, too. Males and females may be involved in sexual or gender-based discrimination in the workplace. Additionally, sexual harassment and prejudice based on sex or appearance might be considered instances of sexual misconduct.

The Texas anti-discriminatory employment law bans sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. It protects employees from discrimination and allows them to take legal action to prevent, stop, and punish it. Employees are also entitled to sue for compensation and emotional distress under state legislation.

Have You Been A Victim Of Sexual Harassment In Texas?

 

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sexual advances, gender prejudice, unwanted touching, and other verbal or physical abuse that affects a person’s job or creates a hostile work environment. In the workplace, sexual harassment or sexual assault may manifest itself in a variety of ways. Men and women can be victims, and they don’t have to be the individuals directly harassed; the effects of the offensive behavior might affect anybody.

Legal Remedies For Sexual Harassment

 

If you have been subjected to any form of sexual harassment, you should contact an attorney. Every situation is unique, and a knowledgeable lawyer must be engaged. We empower our clients at Texas Personal Injury Lawyers by providing one-on-one attention as well as a list of potential legal actions against the harasser(s). We can investigate, finance, create and present your case for the greatest possible result. With lawyers that have earned a reputation for excellence throughout Texas, selecting our firm for litigation has several advantages.

When it comes to workplace sexual harassment, the damages can be much more severe than just bodily harm. Victims endure mental and emotional injuries that have far-reaching consequences for everyone at the company.

Other victims may need years of therapy to overcome their trauma. Others may learn how to live with these emotional scars. The Texas courts will calculate intangible damages based on the amount of harm the victim has experienced. Our experienced staff can assist you in demonstrating emotional damages through expert testimony and tough representation.

What you Need to Know About Sexual Harassment Claims

 

Sexual harassment is a serious problem in the United States and across the world, with most experts agreeing that it is mostly underreported. Women in the United States have reported experiencing sexual harassment at work or while performing job activities between 40 and 90 per cent of the time, according to studies. The majority of sexual harassment allegations — about 66 per cent — are directed at a woman’s immediate bosses.

Company Liability And Sexual Harassment

In Texas, employers may be held liable for sexual harassment committed by their employees to a much higher degree than in other states.

Employers are not strictly liable in the instance of sexual harassment by a co-worker. If the employer was unaware or had no reason to believe that the current or previous sexual harassment by the co-worker occurred, and if a sexual harassment prevention program was already in place, the employer may be able to defend against responsibility. However, if the company was aware or should have been aware of the sexual harassment or prior occurrences of it, and the co-worker was in danger of sexually harassing others in the future, it might be held responsible.

It’s critical to have these conversations with a knowledgeable sexual harassment lawyer from Texas Personal Injury Lawyers.

Will Discussing Workplace Sexual Harassment Make A Difference?

 

News about sexual harassment has dominated the news for some time now. It started with Harvey Weinstein, but other allegations of misconduct have emerged, showing a dark side to working in show business. The downfall of several famous celebrities has sparked a conversation about sexual misconduct and how we can better protect individuals from it, with organizations and universities launching a discussion regarding sexual harassment and how to do so more effectively. This raises an important question: Will discussing workplace sexual harassment lead to tangible improvements?

The Importance of an Open Dialogue

 

The discussion about sexual abuse, which affects both men and women, can help employees get justice and protection. For example, the City Council of Chicago recently passed a “Hands Off Pants On” legislation that requires all hotels to install a panic button system and a strong anti-harassment policy. The bill was pushed forward by a group of local hospitality employees on the basis of worker rights. A similar law is currently being studied in New York that would provide additional safeguards to fashion models. But, are these laws enough?

A Nation Divided On Sexual Harassment

 

The recent town hall gathering on CNN prompted a contentious debate about sexual harassment in the United States. According to a recent poll, roughly half of Americans (52%) believe that sexual harassment has reached a tipping point and that an open debate will lead to change. But a full 44% of respondents disagree, believing that devoting so much time to the problem will make it more difficult for men and women to collaborate professionally.

Despite the fact that these trends are occurring at national levels, it does not negate the fact that change is taking place at company levels all around the country. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Senators and their personnel are required to undergo sexual harassment training.

    A bipartisan bill sailed through the Senate with ease, requiring both assistants and senators to participate in sexual harassment education. It also necessitates an understanding of religious, racial, and physical disability discrimination. According to one of the sponsors, the project will aid in the creation of a welcoming environment for everyone to work.

  • News anchors take a stand.

    Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox News host, came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Roger Ailes. Since then, she has received hundreds of reports from women alleging similar experiences. The CEO of Carlson went public with the idea that firms should rehire women who had filed sexual harassment claims and fire the predators who made them feel uncomfortable at work.

A Long Way to Go To Improve Sexual Harassment Statistics

 

Despite some positive developments and an open discussion, according to a recent poll, sexual misconduct in the workplace continues to be widespread. In fact, 33 million American women have been sexually harassed at work and 14 million have been sexually assaulted there. In most cases, their harassers were never held accountable.

That’s why we’re still a long way from achieving sustainable improvements in workplace sexual harassment. Employers must do more to ensure that employees feel safe at work and take appropriate measures to punish offenders and ensure predators are fired.

What Is The Difference Between Flirting And Sexual Harassment?

 

Almost always, sexual harassment is about a perpetrator using power over a victim. This may have a negative influence on the workplace climate, making it an unpleasant and abusive place to work. Aggressive, far-flung, or persistent sexual innuendos are an abuse of power.

Harassment based on one’s sexual orientation, gender identity or expression is not acceptable. The distinction between sexual harassment and flirtatious behavior, joking, or asking someone out on a date is that sexual harassment is unwanted and continuous. What Are Some of the Best Ways to Mitigate Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is traumatic and widespread. It has an influence on a person’s career and personal life. Women may be subjected to sexual harassment from both males and other females. An aggressor who abuses his or her power, or who is just plain offensive, can inflict significant bodily, emotional, and financial harm. You do not have to suffer in silence.

Contact an attorney to learn more about how to file a claim with the Texas civil rights division or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The procedures for sexual harassment litigation and properly preparing a case are complicated, and they need expert guidance.

Important to note: 

 

It does not constitute sexual harassment if you enjoy, desire, or welcome the behavior. To see whether your conduct is covered under the legislation, speak with a qualified lawyer.

Providing Aggressive Representation Empowers Our Clients
 

Texas Personal Injury Lawyers is a law firm that specializes in sexual harassment and abuse claims. We offer expert, personalized legal services to individuals who have been subjected to all forms of job-related sexual harassment and abuse. We have personal injury and employment lawyers who have devoted their entire careers to seeking compensation for sexual harassment victims. Don’t put it off any longer, contact us today to set up a free consultation to discuss your case in further detail.

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