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Sexual Harassment Archives

What constitutes sexual harassment?

You may have noticed that recently, there have been several high-profile cases involving claims of sexual harassment, and Missouri is not immune. Allegations of misconduct have been leveled against many celebrities and politicians. You may think some incidents are not as bad as others, but they can all fall under the broad term of sexual harassment.

Stamping out sexual harassment

Recently, a considerable amount of media coverage has focused on sexual harassment as a result of allegations involving celebrities. However, it is important to keep in mind that sexual harassment happens in all sorts of industries, affecting those who have white-collar office jobs, perform manual labor, or are employed in any type of industry. For employers, it is essential to stamp out sexual harassment as soon as it is identified. Better yet, it should be prevented, since this harassment can create serious hardships for victims and the company as a whole. Unfortunately, our law firm knows that many of these incidents are swept under the rug.

There are two kinds of actionable sexual harassment

Missouri workers outside of the entertainment industry are not immune to the travesties of sexual harassment the employment setting. In recent weeks, the scourge of sexual harassment in the workplace has come front and center in the national news due to the movie industry’s apparent allowances. However, much confusion may still exist with regard to what is and is not sexual harassment in the workplace.

Do comments need to be directed at you to be harassment?

It is likely universally understood that when you place a group of individuals together in an office environment in Kansas City, there will inevitably be conflicts in personality between at least some of them. For example, one of your coworkers may have a tendency to tell jokes or stories that are off-colored or sexual in nature. While not necessarily directed at you, such talk may make you feel uncomfortable. The question is does it qualify as sexual harassment? 

Employee sues state agency after termination

Most people employed in Missouri know that there are very clear laws defining what may be identified as sexual harassment and what is allowed or not allowed in the workplace. Employers in both the private and the public sector should work to create environments safe from such behavior. They should also make employees feel safe about reporting suspected sexual harassment. Unfortunately this may not always actually happen.

Holding your employer accountable for harassment

Being harassed by your supervisor can leave you feeling helpless given his or her position. That sense of helplessness can be even further compounded by feelings of isolation if you report what is happening to your employer in Kansas City, yet little to no action is taken to stop it. Many that we here at Thornberry Brown, LLC have worked with in the past have experienced the same feelings. They often presented the same question that you likely have: Can your employer be held liable in this scenario? 

What is considered sexual harassment?

Workers in Missouri like you deserve to go to your job without any fear of being discriminated against or harassed. Fortunately, there are laws in place that are meant to protect you from these serious workplace problems. At Thornberry Brown, LLC, we work with the law to help you combat any workplace discrimination you might face.

Men also victims of sexual harassment in the workplace

While most people think of women as the victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, they are not the only ones who are targets. Men are also recipients of unwanted sexual comments, gestures and suggestions made by their female co-workers or bosses. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the law prohibits people from requesting sexual favors, making unwelcome sexual advances or using profound language toward another person in the workplace.

Uber board adopts firm's advice on harassment, other concerns

When a female former-Uber engineer posted to a blog about her experience with sexual harassment, the front office took notice. When she said management had failed to respond appropriately, the company knew it had to act.

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