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Sexual Harassment

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to, or rejection of, this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment. Sex or sexual advancements do not necessarily need to be involved in order to constitute sexual harassment. Demeaning behavior based on your sex may constitute sexual harassment.

There are three different types of sexual harassment claims:
  • Quid Pro Quo: Sexual harassment that occurs when a supervisor or one in an authority position requests sex, or a sexual relationship, in exchange for not firing or otherwise punishing the employee, or in exchange for favors, such as promotions or raises.
  • Hostile Work Environment: Sexual behavior that occurs through the presence of demeaning or sexual photographs, conduct, jokes or threats. The inappropriate behavior or conduct must be either severe or pervasive as to create an intimidating and offensive work environment.
  • Sexual Assault and Battery: Sexual assault generally refers to any crime in which the offender subjects the victim to sexual touching that is unwanted and offensive. These crimes can range from sexual groping or assault/battery , to attempted rape.
If you feel that you are a victim of sexual harassment in any form, call Foley Lyman to discuss your particular situation.

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