Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination. In the workplace, it is illegal under Title VII law. So, how do you define it and what does it look like? Watch the video to learn more.
There are both federal and state laws the protect individuals from workplace sexual harassment. Title VII is the federal law that protects employees in businesses with 15 or more employees. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances or conduct that interferes with an employee’s ability to work or that creates an offensive or a hostile workplace environment. It happens across genders.
There are two forms of harassment to know about. The first is quid pro quo. This is when a person in charge demands that employees tolerate sexual conduct in order to keep their jobs or retain their access to things such as promotions. One claim is usually enough to establish a quid pro quo case.
The second type of harassment is hostile work environment harassment. The conduct has to be repeated and deemed offensive enough to create a hostile work environment to have a legal backing. The court will take into account what type of conduct it was, the frequency of the conduct, whether or not he conduct was offensive, whether the harasser is a coworker or supervisor, who else joined in, and whether the harassment included others. Watch the video to learn more.
Navigating sexual abuse cases can be confusing, and it helps immensely to have experienced sexual harassment lawyers on your side. If you have questions about sexual harassment, please email or call us at 312-384-1920 or 1-800-693-1LAW. Our experienced Chicago-based sexual abuse and job discrimination attorneys are here for you. You may also find more videos and media content from the Dinizulu Law Group, Ltd. on our media page.