A Fierce Protector Against Workplace Harassment
When sexual harassment occurs in the workplace, victims often feel powerless and alone, like there is nowhere they can turn to or nothing they can do to find justice. With the #metoo movement and other important movements in recent years, harassment victims are learning more than ever that they are not alone, and they have rights.
At Athena Herman Law, LLC, you will find an attorney who is not only exclusively focused on harassment and other employment law matters, but who is also a fierce advocate for anyone who has suffered sexual harassment at work. She brings more than 20 years of experience and a track record of success to every case the firm handles. If you are seeking justice in the workplace after experiencing sexual harassment, attorney Athena Herman can help.
Forms Of Harassment In The Workplace
Harassment can take many forms in the workplace, including:
- Assault: The most obvious form of harassment involves sexual assault in the workplace, which is a serious crime in its own right. However, many people have been sexually assaulted in the workplace and have been too afraid to speak up and fight back.
- Hostile work environment: A hostile work environment involves ongoing behavior that can include crude language, dirty or suggestive jokes and materials, and emails or other communications that are suggestive in nature, to the point where the victim finds it impossible to continue performing the job adequately.
- Quid pro quo: Quid pro quo simply means “this for that.” One of the most common forms of workplace harassment, quid pro quo is when a boss or another influential co-worker offers a deal of sexual favors in exchange for a promotion, a raise or some other workplace benefits.
- Discrimination: It is not uncommon for women especially to experience discrimination as part of a more comprehensive environment of harassment. If you have refused to provide sexual favors to your boss or another influential co-worker and suddenly it seems like you are left out of the important meetings and negotiations, or you suddenly find that you are no longer being considered for that promotion, you could have a sexual discrimination claim.
Do not be afraid to stand up for your rights. Your employer is legally prohibited from retaliating against you if you bring an employment law claim of any kind, including a sexual harassment claim. Now is the time to fight back. Attorney Athena Herman is a fierce advocate who will help you fight for your rights.