Sexual Harassment

Fall River Sexual Harassment Attorney

Unfortunately, hostile work environments caused by sexual harassment or gender discrimination continue in today's workplace. Since 1990, claims of sexual harassment rose dramatically. It makes no difference if you are a man or a woman; any gender can be the victim of sexual harassment. Sometimes, sexual harassment occurs between the same sex and sexual orientation is irrelevant to prove same-sex sexual harassment.

Call 508-296-0107 or toll free at 866-360-5082 for a confidential consultation about your sexual harassment or hostile work environment matter. You have a very short period of time to commence a sexual harassment lawsuit; do not delay or you will forever lose your opportunity to stand up for your rights.

Serving Employees in Fall River, New Bedford and Taunton

Located in and serving Bristol County and southeast Massachusetts, Miguel Law Offices provides experienced and dedicated legal services to individuals who are victims of sexual harassment and to those who have been wrongly accused of sexual harassment of another.

What Is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment can take many forms. Because every situation is unique, you should consult with an experienced attorney before taking any action. There are two types of sexual harassment: hostile work environment and quid pro quo sexual harassment. In Massachusetts, sexual harassment is defined as sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal and physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

(1) Submission to or rejection of such advances, request or conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment or as a basis for an employment decision.

OR

(2) Such advances, requests or conduct have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating or sexually offensive work environment.

Examples of Sexual Harassment

  • Unwanted sexual advances, like repeatedly asking you for dates, drinks or propositioning you for sexual relations
  • Quid pro quo offers, when your boss, supervisor or manager offers you employment benefits or privileges in exchange for sexual favors or when you are punished for refusing to participate in sexual activities or conduct with your boss, manager or supervisor
  • Inappropriate touching, such as pinching, slaps on the buttocks, massages, intentional brush-ups and other unwanted or touching such as hugs and kisses
  • Inappropriate sexual comments, such as about your physical attributes, appearance or clothing or other person's appearance
  • Inappropriate questions involving explicit sexual topics such as questions about one's sex life
  • Offensive content, including dirty jokes, pornography and other materials or language that affect your ability to perform your job or make you extremely uncomfortable performing your job

For additional information about sexual harassment, or to discuss your hostile work environment with an experienced employment lawyer, please schedule a confidential consultation with me, attorney Jennifer Smith Miguel. Call me at 508-296-0107, toll free at 866-360-5082 or contact me online. Your workplace should not be threatening and uncomfortable — call me today.