Employers in Salt Lake City are responsible for providing a safe working environment, where employees are treated with equality and dignity, and workers have a right to expect fair and respectful conduct not only from the employer, but also from fellow employees. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment, call us at Haymore Law today. We take a personalized approach to helping each and every client get the best possible results. You do not have to defend your rights against sexual harassment in the workplace on your own. An experienced Salt Lake City employment lawyer from our firm will work closely with you throughout the process, guiding your actions and representing you against your employer. We will pursue a settlement through negotiation or arbitration, but will not hesitate to resort to litigation if that is what it takes to achieve a favorable outcome.
Workplace discrimination of any kind is heavily frowned upon in today's society. Governmental agencies at the state and federal level apply Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit any type of workplace harassment on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or sex. Employers are required to make known the guidelines regarding sexual harassment, as well as investigating any complaints and taking appropriate disciplinary action.
Sexual harassment is defined as any type of unwelcome sexual conduct, whether physical or verbal that occurs in the workplace or in a work environment. It also extends to offensive or derogatory remarks, as well as inappropriate behavior in the workplace. You can claim sexual harassment even when you are not the direct recipient of the actions, but have been placed in a hostile work environment by the interactions of co-workers. If you have been sexually harassed, you can seek redress in a court of law, with possible remedies including promotion, reinstatement, punitive damages for mental anguish and attorney's fees.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious matter. Contact a Salt Lake City sexual harassment lawyer today to learn more about how we can help you defend your rights.