Attorney Representation for Sexual Harassment in Atlanta
Sexual harassment is a type of job discrimination prohibited by employment law. Sexual harassment comes in many forms, and the victim may be either a woman or a man. The harasser does not have to be the opposite sex for the conduct to qualify as sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is defined as offensive and unwelcome sexual conduct from a supervisor, co-worker, or anyone else in the workplace. Sexual harassment can include such things as:
- Unwelcome physical contact of a sexual nature
- Requests or suggestions for sexual activity
- Sexually suggestive or offensive remarks, stories and jokes
- Graphic comments about a person’s body or physical appearance
- Displays of sexually suggestive objects, screen savers, pictures, cartoons and similar items
- E-mails and other communications of a sexual nature
The first step towards ending sexual harassment at work is to tell the harasser that their behavior is inappropriate and offensive and should stop immediately. If the company has a written policy concerning sexual harassment, including reporting the harassment to management, the victim should follow those specific procedures. Failing to do so could form the basis for a defense against a sexual harassment claim. Unfortunately, reporting harassment to management does not always resolve the problem. Sometimes, the harasser owns or runs the company, and there is no one in management above the harasser to report to. If the harassing conduct continues after it has been properly reported, there may be grounds for a cause of action against the employer and the harasser under federal and state law.
At Dozier Law Group, we have extensive experience in employment law, especially in the area of sexual harassment in the workplace. If you or someone you know has been sexually harassed at work and is considering legal action, you probably have a number of questions and concerns. That is why Dozier Law Group offers free consultations. We are here for one reason: to protect your interests. Call (404) 949-5600 to speak directly with Managing Principal Brad Dozier, an experienced and dedicated sexual harassment attorney, or contact Dozier Law Group by e-mail.
We encourage you not to delay seeking legal representation, as sexual harassment cases require certain steps to be taken to preserve one’s rights, including filing a timely Charge of Discrimination with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.