Boston Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
You’re upset. You didn’t ask for this. What are you going to do about it?
If you’ve been sexually harassed, you have a right to be upset. You also have legal rights. If it happened where you work, it could be a violation of both federal and state laws against gender discrimination as defined by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Employment Practices Act, the Massachusetts Civil Rights Act, and Massachusetts’ general laws, chapter 151B.
How do you know if you have a workplace sexual harassment case?
Sexual harassment in the workplace is when improper requests for sexual favors are made a condition for your advancement or when your employer’s actions create an intimidating, hostile, humiliating or sexually offensive environment that interferes with your work performance.
Some examples of sexual harassment in the workplace include:
- Being touched in a sexual way without your consent by your boss or a co-worker.
- Sexual favors are requested in return for giving you a pay raise or promotion.
- Your boss or co-workers make sexual comments to you or sexual jokes about you and you are made to feel uncomfortable as a result.
Timing is important.
In Massachusetts, there’s a 300-day statute of limitations from the date of the most recent offense or termination to file a claim for sexual harassment. In other words, if those 300 days have lapsed, you would be unable to file a claim. Therefore it is extremely important that you seek legal advice immediately if you feel you’ve been sexually harassed. Contact us
If you feel you’ve been sexually harassed, you may be entitled to compensation for emotional distress, lost wages, medical benefits and attorney’s fees – rely on a Boston sexual harassment lawyer from our legal team to get what you deserve.
The first thing you should do is report it to your supervisor and your company’s human resource department. If the person causing the problem happens to be your supervisor, notify their supervisor and the human resources department. The next thing is to contact an experienced Boston sexual harassment lawyer for advice. You may be entitled to:
- Back pay
- Future lost earnings
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages
- Attorney’s fees and costs
We will evaluate your claim to determine what causes of action you may have under the law. The law protects you and gives you rights to privacy and equality; we want to protect those rights. We’ve been helping victims of sexual harassment for more than 50 years.
We understand this is a very sensitive issue that can be difficult to talk about.
Unfortunately, sexual harassment happens every day. Some employees and employers continue to not respect the laws and a person’s privacy. But you can feel comfortable speaking with Boston sexual harassment lawyers in Boston. We have both male and female attorneys who are very experienced with sexual harassment law. We also have the sensitivity to make you feel at ease talking about it in strict confidence. You didn’t ask to be harassed. Let us help you. You are not alone. Call our experienced personal injury lawyers at 1-800-660-2270 for a free consultation today. No pressure. Just answers.