Co-Worker Sexual Harassment

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Sexual Harassment by Co-Worker in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment from Your Co-Worker Violates Your Rights in the Workplace.

Co-worker sexual harassment often creates a hostile work environment, affecting you both professionally and emotionally. It can make it as uncomfortable to continue to work as if your supervisor were sexually harassing you. Co-workers are your peers. Being a peer may leave them to think they can speak to you any way they want, even when you ask them to stop. Co-worker sexual harassment is illegal and unacceptable in the workplace.

If your employer allows co-worker sexual harassment to continue in the workplace, you have a right to fight back. You have the right to seek compensation and justice.

Call our sexual harassment lawyers in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Miami, and Los Angeles for a free consultation about your co-worker sexual harassment claim.

What Is Co-Worker Sexual Harassment?

Co-worker sexual harassment occurs when your co-worker makes unwanted and inappropriate sexual comments, advances, or contact with you. As long as the sexual advances, comments, and contact are unwanted, you can claim co-worker sexual harassment. Once you tell your co-worker that his actions offend you, they must stop, or they violate your boundaries.
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What Are Examples of Co-Worker Sexual Harassment?

Co-worker sexual harassment can take several forms. Some examples of co-worker sexual harassment may include:

  • Giving you a sexually explicit gift
  • Repeatedly calling you “sweetheart,” “honey,” or “baby”
  • Purposely brushing up against you
  • Dropping a pencil, asking you to pick it up and then squeezing your buttocks
  • Offering to give you a good recommendation in exchange for sexual favors
  • Sending you flirty text messages and complimenting you on your appearance
  • Posting sexual comments about you on social media
  • Making demeaning comments about women or men
  • Talking about sex with others near you
  • Sexually assaulting you

Should Your Employer Stop Sexual Harassment at Work?

You have the right to a workplace free from sexual harassment. Your employer’s job is to make sure that policies are in place and repercussions are handed out when sexual harassment occurs. When your employer fails to protect you from co-worker sexual harassment, they violate sexual harassment laws and create a hostile work environment. They violate their mandated responsibility to protect employees and provide a safe workplace.

You cannot get fired from work or experience other forms of retaliation for reporting sexual harassment from a co-worker. Any form of retaliation, such as wrongful termination, demotions, negative reviews, and more, violates sexual harassment laws.

Call us at 800-807-2209 to schedule a free consultation about your coworker sexual harassment claim. Our lawyers handle all employment law matters for employees in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Miami, and Los Angeles.

How Should Your Employer Stop Co-worker Sexual Harassment?

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Different employers have different codes of conduct dictated by the employee handbook. Some employers completely forbid intra-office fraternization. Others maintain specific rules for avoiding workplace harassment. Know the anti-harassment policies in your workplace and follow the guidelines precisely for preventing and reporting inappropriate conduct.

What Can You Do If Your Employer Does Not Stop Co-worker Sexual Harassment?

Do not let embarrassment or other reservations prevent you from exposing the bad behavior from your co-workers. If your employer ignores your complaints about co-worker sexual harassment, you have the right to file a charge for sexual harassment in the workplace with the appropriate federal agency. Contact an experienced sexual harassment lawyer to discuss your options to seek justice.

What Can You Do If Your Employer Does Not Stop Co-worker Sexual Harassment?

Do not let embarrassment or other reservations prevent you from exposing the bad behavior from your co-workers. If your employer ignores your complaints about co-worker sexual harassment, you have the right to file a charge for sexual harassment in the workplace with the appropriate federal agency. Contact an experienced sexual harassment lawyer to discuss your options to seek justice.

When Should You File Your Charge for Co-Worker Sexual Harassment?

Federal law provides employees 180 days to file a charge of sexual harassment with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Some states also have state laws against sexual harassment at work. Contact your sexual harassment attorney to determine the statute of limitations in your state regarding sexual harassment charges.
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What Compensation Is Available for You Regarding Co-Worker Sexual Harassment?

If your employer refuses to stop co-worker sexual harassment, you have the right to request compensation. You may ask for your harasser to get fired from work. You may also request remedies for lost wages, legal fees, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Speak with a compassionate sexual harassment lawyer to ensure you get the relief you deserve.

Our lawyers handle all sexual harassment law matters for employees in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Miami, and Los Angeles.

What to Do Now to Fight Co-Worker Sexual Harassment?

Do not let your co-worker think they can get away with sexually harassing you because you are peers. Stand up for your rights and put an end to this behavior. Here are a few things you can do to start the process:

  1. Contact the experienced sexual harassment attorneys at Derek Smith Law Group immediately.
  2. Do not quit your job until you consult your attorney.
  3. File a written complaint with HR regarding the harassment.
  4. Gather evidence. Document everything, including what occurred, when and where it occurred, who was involved, and any witnesses. Gather written evidence, such as emails, text messages, photos, and screenshots.
  5. Do not waste time. You have a limited time to file a lawsuit. Do not wait until it is too late.

Contact Our Experienced Sexual Harassment Lawyers for Your Free Consultation

You have the right to go to work without being harassed sexually by your co-workers. If you are the victim of co-worker sexual harassment, the compassionate sexual harassment attorneys at the Derek Smith Law Group in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Miami, and Los Angeles can help.

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