Sexual harassment is rampant in the workplace. Sexual harassment includes:
- Sexual assault,
- Harassing emails, love letters, and phone calls,
- Solicitation for sex, with or without promises of money or advancement,
- Threats premises on having or not having sex,
- Inappropriate physical contact,
- Unwelcome sexual advances,
- Lewd behavior, exposure, and suggestive looks/“elevator eyes,”
- Same-sex harassment, and
- A hostile work environment.
Sexual harassment law is broad. The victim does not have to be the person harassed; he or she could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.
The EEOC and courts have special requirements that must be met before an employee can sue for sexual harassment. These requirements may include making a complaint of harassment as provided by a company policy. If you are suffering from sexual harassment, you should contact our Texas sexual harassment attorneys immediately. We have employment lawyers in our Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio office.
We have received inquiry from many female employees who chose to quit their job and then contact a lawyer regarding sexual harassment. This makes it nearly impossible to bring a case. Unless you believe you are in immediate physical danger, you should contact us before you quit your job.
An employer may not retaliate against an employee for opposing sexual harassment. It does not matter whether the whistleblower is the victim or another employee. An employer may not retaliate against an employee for filing a charge of discrimination or testifying in a lawsuit, proceeding, or investigation.
If you believe that you are a victim of workplace sexual harassment, please contact our Texas sexual harassment lawyers.