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Sexual Harassment

A South Carolina Harassment Attorney Who Can Answer Your Questions

Arm yourself with information by learning what qualifies as a case

Proving sexual harassment in the workplace can be difficult. Direct evidence may be hard to obtain, and co-workers may not be willing to speak on your behalf.

Some actions you may think qualify as sexual harassment may not be illegal. For example, sex discrimination lawyers in South Carolina know that offhand remarks and innocent behavior such as asking an employee out on a date are generally not considered sexual harassment.

But if you’ve been subjected to unwelcome and sexually-suggestive talk, advances, pictures, physical contact or humor that gets in the way of your work performance, creates a hostile work environment or affects your employment status in any way, you may have been the victim of sexual harassment.

Quid pro quo — a Latin term meaning “this for that” — is one of the most prevalent types of sexual harassment. It occurs when a boss, supervisor or someone with authority over you demands or hints that you must provide sexual favors in exchange for being hired, keeping your job or getting a promotion.

Track the sexual harassment incidents

Taking a few important steps as soon as you’ve experienced sexual harassment can benefit your case tremendously down the line.

  • Create a log of every incident, including the harasser’s name, the date, the time, and the offensive action or language.
  • Tell the harasser that the conduct is unwelcome and must stop immediately. Include this exchange in your record.
  • If you’re uncomfortable confronting the person or if the person ignores your request, report the incident immediately to a supervisor or the human resources department.
  • Check your company’s employee handbook for its sexual harassment policy. Employers have a duty to maintain a safe work environment that’s free from sexual harassment and to refrain from retaliating against individuals who report incidences of sexual harassment.
  • Make sure that any reports to supervisors or human resources departments are in writing. Get copies of all correspondence.
  • Your employer should investigate the matter and attempt to stop the harassment within a reasonable time frame.
  • If you feel your employer hasn’t fulfilled its duty or is too slow in responding, contact a competent workplace discrimination attorney to make sure your voice is heard and your rights are respected.

Whether such actions are subtle and psychological or overt and physical, it’s important to speak with qualified sex discrimination attorneys in Greenville, SC as soon as possible.

Don’t delay reaching out to us if you think you’ve been sexually harassed

Making a sexual harassment case stick can be tricky. But that doesn’t make what has happened to you any less real or hurtful. That’s why you need a proven sexual harassment attorney to make a strong case for you.

Call the Mann Law Firm at 864-326-0535, email [email protected] or contact the firm online right now.

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