Tennessee employers have a duty to maintain a safe working environment and protect employees from all forms of harassment and violence. However, inappropriate and harmful acts can occur at the workplace. If you have experienced sexual harassment in Mount Juliet, you have the right to hold the perpetrator accountable without fear of retaliation.
In these situations, The Law Offices of Christopher Eads, PLLC can help. Our Mount Juliet workplace sexual harassment lawyer can represent you in a complaint or lawsuit, helping you secure the justice you deserve.
Workplace sexual harassment occurs when a person makes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or any other physical, verbal, written, or electronic sexual act toward a coworker or employee. This behavior creates a hostile work environment that makes it difficult for an employee to complete his or her work.
Common examples of sexual harassment include the following.
If an employee’s behavior creates a hostile work environment for a reasonable employee, it likely rises to the level of sexual harassment. For example, if an employee compliments a coworker’s new haircut, this behavior would not generally be considered sexual harassment because a reasonable person would not consider it a hostile act on its own.
However, say that the employee repeatedly makes comments about this coworker’s appearance, including his or her body, clothing, and attractiveness. The employee also sends sexually suggestive messages to the coworker over social media. This pattern of behavior would likely create a hostile work environment for a reasonable person, so it would likely rise to the level of harassment.
If you believe that you have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, you have the right to stop the behavior and hold the perpetrator accountable. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you could file a claim with your company’s human resources department, the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, or the federal agency, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). You could also file a workplace sexual harassment lawsuit.
Knowing what to do after sexual harassment can be a challenge. Our Mount Juliet employment lawyer at The Law Offices of Christopher Eads, PLLC can evaluate your case and identify your optimal legal options. Our firm can provide you with the support you need to hold the abuser accountable and secure the justice you deserve.
Have you experienced sexual harassment at the workplace? If so, you may be eligible for legal action, and The Law Offices of Christopher Eads, PLLC can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a Mount Juliet workplace sexual harassment lawyer.