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What Is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is a type of employment discrimination consisting of unwanted sexual advances, sexual conduct, or other verbal or physical actions of a sexual nature, usually at the workplace.

What Is Considered Sexual Harassment In the Workplace?

Conduct that is Considered sexual harassment includes:

What Are Some Examples of Sexual Harassment In the Workplace?

Some examples of sexual harassment in the workplace include:

Which Laws Prohibit Sexual Harassment?

Both federal and state laws prohibit harassment in employment on the basis of sex or gender. Both the federal government and states have created agencies that investigate harassment claims and enforce the laws prohibiting sexual harassment.

How Can I File a Sexual Harassment Complaint?

Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal under state and federal laws. To file a sexual harassment claim, you must:

Most state laws require you to “exhaust the possible remedies” before you can file a lawsuit.  In particular, filing with a government agency is usually required before you can file a private lawsuit. 

Who Is Protected Under Sexual Harassment Laws?

Sexual harassment laws protect:

Sexual Harassment Policies

Employers are usually required to post policies regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. These policies should address:

Do I Need a Sexual Harassment Attorney?

Both investigating and proving a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. An employment lawyer can help you file within the deadlines for sexual harassment claims appropriate to your state. Additionally, the EEOC investigators are often overworked and cannot investigate your claim immediately. A lawyer will help you investigate your claim and inform you of the various options you can pursue.

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