Your Advocate Against Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
Sexual harassment includes any kind of unwelcome sexual advance or request for sexual favors. There are a lot of misconceptions about sexual harassment, and it’s important to remember that the harassment need not be physical. In fact, the term “sexual harassment” encompasses verbal aggression and subtle tendencies. In the state of Washington, mistreatment due to one’s gender is also considered sexual harassment. If you have experienced sexual harassment at your place of employment, you need the help of an experienced sexual harassment lawyer to help protect your rights.
At Stanley A. Kempner Jr. Attorney at Law, Mr. Kempner has almost four decades of experience representing clients in Spokane in sexual harassment actions. He understands how judges decide cases and what it takes to obtain a favorable outcome. When you work with him, you will always receive the personalized and effective guidance you need to move forward.
No, Really – Sexual Harassment Is Against The Law
When sexual harassment affects your employment and or contributes to a hostile work environment, such as when you feel intimidated, threatened or in danger – those responsible are breaking the law. It’s as simple as that.
Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of ways, not all of them apparent to anyone else, including:
- Requests for sexual favors or acts
- Physical acts of sexual assault
- Making conditions of employment or advancement dependent on sexual favors
- Verbal sexual harassment, including wanted comments, teasing and jokes
- Improper displays of sexually explicit material
- Indecent exposure
- Comments about your gender
It’s against the law for your supervisor to fire you because you refused to have a romantic or sexual relationship with them. Many employees are scared or embarrassed when coming forward about sexual harassment in their workplace. However, it is important to know that under Washington state law, employers cannot fire you in retaliation. If you feel the need to leave your job due to unwanted sexual advances or requests, you may have a harassment claim on your hands.
Have Your Rights Been Violated? Contact An Experienced Attorney Today
If you feel uncomfortable due to the behavior of someone at your place of employment and think you may have a sexual harassment claim, speak with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible. Mr. Kempner understands how difficult it can be to come forward. He will take the time to listen to your story and provide sound guidance on your next steps. To schedule a consultation, call him at 509-590-4563 or complete an online contact form to get in touch.