Protecting Employee Rights for More Than 35 Years
Employees have the right not to be harassed based on a classification protected by law, such as race, religion, or sex. In addition, federal law protects employees from unwelcome sexual advances in the workplace; but it also requires the employee, in general, to take advantage of the company's complaint process for reporting such conduct.
If you are being harassed at work, are thinking of reporting harassment or sexual advances, or have already reported such conduct, it is important to seek the counsel of an employment law attorney. Through the investigative process, your attorney will help you understand your rights and the company's responsibility to provide you with remedial action.
At the law office of Reid H. Ervin & Associates, P.C., we have more than 35 years of experience representing the interests of clients. If you have experienced workplace harassment, we can explain your rights and legal options. Contact a Norfolk employee harassment attorney to learn more.
Examples of workplace sexual harassment include:
- Uninvited touching or hugging
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- Suggestive remarks or comments on a person's appearance, clothing, or looks
- Suggestive jokes or lewd remarks
If you have experienced any form of sexual harassment or employee harassment at work and your employer failed to correct the situation, you should talk to an employment law attorney about your legal options. State and federal laws protect employees from sexual harassment and other adverse actions. We can explain how the laws apply in your case and help you pursue the most favorable outcome possible.
Were You Harassed at Work? Contact Virginia Sexual Harassment Lawyers
To learn more about your legal options if you have experienced sexual harassment or another form of harassment at work, contact a Norfolk employment lawyer today.