Gender Discrimination Lawyer Serving Austin
Our Gender Discrimination Lawyers Protect Employees Against Harassment
Our employment attorneys fight for employees who have been subjected to sexual harass because sexual harassment is against the law. Not only is sexual harassment prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Texas Labor Code, but sexual harassment can also give rise to a criminal penalties.
The law separates sexual harassment claims into two different types. The first type of sexual harassment is known as hostile work environment. A hostile work environment exists when sexual harassment in the workplace has become severe and pervasive. This form of sexual harassment includes sexual jokes, offensive touching, bullying based on sex, etc. The second form of sexual harassment is known as quid pro quo sexual harassment. This is a form of sexual harassment when an employees is promised favorable employment decisions based on sexual advances. Both forms of sexual harassment are against the law.
Sexual harassment claims in the workplace are available to both male and female employees. Additionally, the courts have recognized same-sex sexual harassment claims. In fact, our gender discrimination attorneys have represented numerous clients who are victims of same-sex sexual harassment.
Complaining About Sexual HarassmentMany courts and even the United States EEOC may require that an employee have made an complaint before claiming about being sexually harassed at work.
Thus, an employee who does not complain about sexual harassment in the workplace may accidentally waive their rights. If you are a victim of sexual harassment, contact our sexual harassment lawyers today.
Our Employment Lawyers Protect Employees Against RetaliationThe law prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who complaints or reports gender discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace. This is includes being represented by an attorney. If you are the victim of gender discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace, contact our gender discrimination attorneys today.