Even in the 21st century, some people simply have not learned that it is inappropriate to tell unwelcome sexual jokes, make unsolicited sexual comments, request sexual favors or engage in a pattern of sexual harassment in the workplace. In addition, some employers do not take complaints of such behavior seriously, and may even retaliate against an employee who complains about inappropriate workplace conduct.
As you can imagine, this type of behavior in the office or your place of business is detrimental to all personnel, causing stress and unease among staff members.
For victims of sexual harassment, the emotional toll can be devastating. Instead of seeing the workplace as a professional environment to grow and succeed in one’s career, victims often dread their jobs and fear any interaction with the employees and supervisors who engage in or condone inappropriate behavior. The Boston law firm of Hedges & Tumposky, LLP is experienced in handling sexual harassment cases, having successfully brought such cases in state and federal court. If you have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, call us at 617-722-8220.