All employees have the right to a discrimination-free workplace, which includes the right to be free of harassment at work. If you or someone you know has been the target of sexual jokes, crude comments, unwanted advances, or obscene remarks, there may be a claim for sexual harassment. Sexual Harassment does not always happen in common or obvious ways, but rather, in subtle ways that may carry over long periods of time. Any kind of discrimination
or harassment should not be tolerated.
Sexual Harassment is a Serious Offense
Sexual harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when the person is fired, demoted or disciplined for resisting it. Many victims are under the pressure of intimidation. The harasser can be a co-worker, a supervisor, or even someone who is not employed by the employer, like a customer or a client. The target of sexual harassment can be a man or a woman, and the victim and the harasser can be the same gender. Harassment does not have to be sexual in nature.
Examples of Sexual Harassment
You could have a claim for sexual harassment if:
- Someone you work with tries to pressure you into a sexual relationship with them or offers to trade promotions or assignments for sex;
- Your workplace features crude jokes or sexual jokes or crude comments;
- Your workplace features offensive pictures or there are offensive emails
Experienced Kansas City Sexual Harassment Lawyer
We have handled dozens of sexual harassment cases against all manner of employers in both Kansas and Missouri. Sometimes sexual harassment claims can be resolved with a simple letter, but we have always done whatever is necessary for our clients, including mediations, arbitrations, and jury trials.
There are specific time lines for filing charges of harassment against your employer. If you or someone you know has a situation that may be harassment, contact us
for a free consultation by calling 913-322-3528
. We have offices in Kansas City and Overland Park.