Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey. Bill O’Reilly. Al Franken. Russell Simmons. Roger Ailes. Charlie Rose. Matt Lauer. Jeffrey Tambor. Louis CK. The list goes on and on of those outed and ousted by their employers and companies for sexual harassment allegations in the workplace.
Sexual harassment and misconduct has now become an unceasing theme of news coverage, with new allegations emerging on a daily basis. Sexual harassment has been recognized as a major problem, and accused offenders are falling in a range of industries.
#MeToo. For most of American history, women silently endured mistreatment in the workplace, with little protection or recourse. We are now seeing a move and watershed moment to make the workplace a safer place from sexual harassment behavior that includes both actions and statements. A picture emerges of powerful men using their positions of influence to force their attention on women, and, to some extent, powerful women doing the same to men.
We need lasting changes that protect victims. Workplaces are beginning to draft clear principles and then institute policies to support them. The use of power to embarrass and subdue women is unacceptable, unconscionable and illegal. Offenders will pay the consequences.
You should never have to tolerate sexual harassment. You have the right to take the violator to court and be compensated for unlawful acts. There are many different federal and state laws that protect employees against discrimination, sexual harassment and other mistreatment.
Corless Barfield Trial Group is uniquely equipped to defend your rights. If you have been subjected to sexual harassment treatment in the workplace, call 877-517-5595 or 813-258-4998. We understand your rights as an employee in the United States and our attorneys have the experience and ability to ensure that these rights are protected.
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. The harassment can come from a supervisor, customers, union representatives or a co-worker. Also, there can be sexual harassment between individuals of the same sex.
At Corless Barfield, we are passionate about fighting for individuals who have been treated wrongfully. Our firm stays at the forefront of legal developments and can handle complex cases that receive media attention.
Any unwanted sexual advance or conduct that interferes with a person’s work performance, is used as a condition of employment, or is used for making a decision such as getting a raise or promotion can be considered sexual harassment. It is not always necessary to show that the sexual harassment has concrete penalties. A violation may occur when the conduct substantially interferes with an individual’s work performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile work environment.
If you have questions about wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment or employee agreements contact Corless Barfield today.