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How Do You Prove Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Published on Jan 27, 2022 at 3:33 pm in Employment Law.

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The workplace should be a safe environment where you come to do your job and don’t have to worry about harassment of any kind. In many workplaces, that is a reality for their workers. Unfortunately, though, that’s not true for every work environment or even for every worker. Even if one worker experiences a safe environment at their work, another could be experiencing harassment.

How to Report Sexual Harassment at Work

Published on Dec 17, 2021 at 1:21 pm in Employment Law.

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If you are the subject of inappropriate jokes, sexual advances, or other unwelcome attention, you may be a victim of sexual harassment. As a general rule, this type of harassment occurs when another person’s actions create a hostile working environment. A hostile working environment is defined as one that makes it difficult for a reasonable person to focus on his or her job. Let’s take a closer look at what you can do if you feel as if you have experienced inappropriate conduct in the workplace.

When Can Compliments Be Considered Harassment on the Job?

Published on Dec 17, 2021 at 12:35 pm in Employment Law.

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Every worker deserves to feel safe in their workplace. This is not only a fact, but it’s the law—employers are legally obligated to ensure discrimination and workplace harassment aren’t happening in their places of employment and to their workers. Certain actions can be considered harassment in a workplace when those actions take away or harm someone’s ability to do their job and/or are deemed inappropriate for a workplace situation.

Why Isn’t Sexual Harassment Reported More Often?

Published on Nov 19, 2021 at 4:13 pm in Employment Law.

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When someone has been sexually harassed, you might think that they’ll immediately want to seek justice and report what happened to them. But that’s not always the case. Sexual harassment is a complicated situation in the way that victims might not act how you expect them to act—but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been harmed.

Examples of Sexual Harassment at Work

Published on Nov 10, 2021 at 6:28 pm in Employment Law.

Examples of Sexual Harassment at Work

When you are at work, whether it’s in an office setting or a virtual environment, you expect everyone to act professionally. You think that your coworkers and bosses will all respect you and won’t engage in any kind of misconduct—at least that’s what you hope. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, and some coworkers or higher ups decide to sexually harass you or other workers.

This could happen in person or virtually, which makes it even more daunting to experience because it feels like they can follow you anywhere. That’s why it’s important to know exactly what sexual harassment is so that you can identify it and quickly report it to superiors.

What Is the Burden of Proof for Sexual Harassment Cases?

Published on Nov 4, 2021 at 1:22 pm in Employment Law.

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In recent years, sexual harassment cases have gone up. Whether this means it’s happening more is debatable, since this could mean that victims are more willing to speak up now than they were before. This could be a good thing because it means victims feel stronger and less suppressed from reporting their harassment. However, most of the time it’s still hard for victims to actually see justice because of the burden of proof.

How Do You Prove Workplace Harassment?

Published on Jul 28, 2021 at 1:22 pm in Employment Law.

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You should always feel safe and respected in the workplace. In an ideal world, everyone is treated equally, but unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world. Many employers and workers still harass and discriminate against their employees or coworkers even though it is illegal.

How Long Does It Take to Settle an Employment Law Claim?

Published on Aug 20, 2020 at 3:56 pm in Employment Law.

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Filing an employment law claim is not something you do lightly. When you choose to file an employment law claim, you are probably more worried about getting justice than how long it will take. But as you get further into the process, you probably want to know how long the claim will take to settle just so you fully understand what you are getting in to.

Understanding the Line Between Unwanted Attention and Harassment at Work

Published on Apr 9, 2020 at 3:02 pm in Employment Law.

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As an employee, you do your best to meet your job obligations and be a team player. When a coworker, supervisor, or employer makes your work environment uncomfortable, it can affect you in a number of ways and make it hard to work. Victims of harassment need to know that harassment is illegal and employment laws can help.

If you’ve experienced inappropriate behavior at work from an employer or coworkers, it’s important to understand the line between unwanted attention and harassment. Having this knowledge will help you decide what type of action to take to protect yourself.

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