Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances that are made by one person to another. This form of harassment is normally associated with the workplace and may come in very many forms. Sexual harassment, even when meant as a joke can be very degrading and can make the workplace a hostile environment for the victim of the harassment. For this reason, the law allows victims of sexual harassment recourse by enabling them to sue for compensation. At Carcich O’Shea, LLC, we have years of experience handling sexual harassment cases. We offer you sound and pragmatic legal advice to ensure you get the justice that you deserve.
Understanding Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment can easily be misunderstood. Victims of sexual harassment are often never sure whether the harassment is normal behavior or is something more sinister. In some cases, however, the harassment is so obvious that it cannot be mistaken for anything else. For example, a supervisor might demand that a subordinate engage in a personal relationship in exchange for a promotion. If a certain behavior by a colleague or supervisor makes you uncomfortable, you should take time to consider whether it qualifies as harassment or not. Whether physical or verbal, talking to an attorney such as Carcich O’Shea, LLC will inform you if you are a victim of sexual harassment and what you should do about it.