San Antonio Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination
Are you a non-attorney working in a legal office? If so have you been paid set salary and been worked for more than 40 hours a week? You have a claim and we can get money for you!
While it is not illegal for a company to treat you badly for personal or political reasons, it is illegal for a company to treat you badly because you are a man or a woman. Sex or gender discrimination is the different treatment or maltreatment of individuals in their employment because of gender (whether you are a man or a woman). A man can be sexually discriminated against or harassed just like a woman can, even though we mostly hear about discrimination or harassment of women. In short, if you have been rejected for employment, fired, or otherwise harmed in employment because of your gender, then you may have suffered sex or gender discrimination. There are many different ways gender discrimination may present itself, including, being fired from employment, harassed at the workplace, being passed over for salary raises, job opportunities, promotions, etc., or discriminatory conditions of employment.
Harassment is a different matter and comes in many forms. It may be harassment due because of a persons gender, sexual, race, ethnicity, religion, or disabilities. The harassment may come from supervisors, co-workers, suppliers, customers, business partners, or even strangers. It can happen in the office, at field work sites, on the workplace premises, or on the way to and from work sites. Employers, managers and supervisors have a legal duty to prevent employees from being harassed. In some instances, “not knowing” is not a legal defense.
Finally, either discrimination or harassment may create a hostile work environment. A hostile work environment is where a person is subject to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature to such an extent that it alters the conditions of the person’s employment and creates an abusive working environment. In a hostile work environment, the harasser may be a woman or a man. He or she can be the victim’s supervisor, an agent of the employer, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or a non-employee.
Harassment that constitutes a hostile environment is anything that creates fear, intimidates, ostracizes, psychologically or physically threatens, embarrasses, ridicules, or in some other way unreasonably over burdens or precludes an employee or employees from reasonably performing his or her work.
If you or anyone you know has experienced Sexual Harassment or Discrimination, please contact our expert Sexual Harassment Lawyers and let us help you. Contact us now and receive a free case review.
There are several ways to try to recover for discrimination or harassment. If you choose to use the Federal court system, you must first file a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days of the harassing or discriminatory acts. You will definitely need a lawyer to assist you in the filing of a charge. Often there is more than one event that occurs, and you may have to use the most current act to fall within the 180 day time limit. You may not file a lawsuit on your own in Federal Court until you obtain a right to sue letter from the EEOC.
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