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Pornography and offensive pictures in the workplace are forms of sexual harassment. These items offend coworkers, are inappropriate, and can create a hostile work environment. Local and federal laws prohibit individuals from viewing pornography or sharing and posting offensive pictures in the workplace.

When you are subjected to other’s lack of decency in the workplace because they choose to view and share pornography and offensive pictures, you have a right to speak up and demand the behavior stops. If you get fired from work instead of your employer correcting the behavior, you have a right to seek compensation.
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Call our compassionate sexual harassment lawyers in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Miami, and Los Angeles for a free consultation about your claim for pornography and offensive pictures in the workplace.

How Can Pornography and Offensive Pictures in the Workplace Cause Sexual Harassment?

The workplace is not a place to view pornography or sexually offensive pictures. Even in private, the items are not suitable for the work environment. However, when you view pornography and offensive pictures in the open for others to see in the workplace, you create a hostile work environment.

Employees and job applicants subjected to a hostile work environment due to sexual harassment through pornography and offensive pictures in the workplace may request an end to such behavior. However, when your employer denies you any change and continues to allow others to view these lewd and offensive videos and photos in the workplace, you may find you have no choice but to transfer to another department or quit your job.

Is Viewing Pornography and Offensive Pictures in the Workplace a Form of Online Sexual Harassment?

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Employees can get subjected to pornography and offensive pictures through online meeting places, email, text messaging, and social media. Sometimes, pornography and offensive pictures can be used for revenge porn as well (posting naked videos and photos of another person in public forums and online spaces). These avenues of sharing pornography and offensive pictures in the workplace create a claim for online sexual harassment. Federal and state laws prohibit online sexual harassment as a form of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Can Employees Get Fired from Work for Reporting Sexual Harassment Based on Pornography or Offensive Pictures?

Sexual harassment laws protect employees from retaliation for reporting porn at work. Sexual harassment includes a hostile work environment created by pornography and offensive photos.

You may file a wrongful termination claim if you get fired from work for reporting porn at work. If you get fired from work or face other forms of retaliation because you reported this behavior to your HR manager, supervisor, CEO, or governing agency, you may have a case for retaliation in the workplace. Contact an experienced sexual harassment and retaliation attorney immediately to discuss your options.

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

What Are Examples of Sexual Harassment Caused by Pornography and Offensive Pictures in the Workplace?

Some examples of sexual harassment based on pornography and offensive pictures in the workplace include:

  • You catch your supervisor watching pornography at his desk with the office door left open. You ask him to close his door or watch the videos on his own time. Your supervisor refuses to close his door or turn off the video.
  • Your coworker emails a comic around that includes sexually offensive drawings. You ask to be excluded from emails like this. Your coworker does not remove you from her list and continues to send you these emails. When you complain to your manager, you get called a prude. Your manager removes you from her team, leaving you with less lucrative cases to handle.
  • Your manager posts a centerfold calendar in the break room which includes scantily clad women in sexual positions. You tell your manager it offends She refuses to take it down. You feel you can no longer enter the break room and eventually feel your only option is to quit your job.
  • Your coworker sent you a link to pornography via text messages. You do not know what the link is, so you open it. You have religious views that are adamantly against pornography. You now feel humiliated and violated.
  • Your client sends you and several of your coworkers a YouTube video that includes sexually suggestive photos. You tell your client to stop this behavior. However, your client refuses to stop. When you tell your boss about the problem, you get removed from the client’s accounts and forced to take accounts worth less in commissions.

How Long Can a Sexual Harassment Based on Pornography and Offensive Pictures Claim Take to Settle?

There are no exact time limits for any lawsuit to reach a settlement. However, you have the right to begin negotiating a settlement before you file your claim. If your employer wants this lawsuit to end quickly, you may reach a reasonable settlement agreement within 3 to 6 months. However, some employers will not offer a fair settlement immediately. Therefore, negotiations can continue until the day a judge reaches a verdict. In some cases, this process may take 10 years or longer to settle.
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What Can You Do as the Victim of Sexual Harassment Based on Pornography and Offensive Photos at Work?

Pornography and offensive pictures in the workplace are a form of sexual harassment in the workplace. Federal and state laws prohibit all forms of sexual harassment at work. You have a right to file a lawsuit against your employer for allowing such behavior at work. Federal law protects employees from sexual harassment if they have a least 15 employees.

State laws protect employees from sexual harassment as well. You can file your complaint under state laws based on the specifics in your state. Contact an experienced sexual harassment lawyer in your state to learn more about your rights under your state’s laws.

How Do You File a Claim for a Hostile Work Environment Due to Pornography and Offensive Photos at Work?

As the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you can file your complaint under federal law. Federal law dictates that you must file a charge for sexual harassment with the EEOC. The statute of limitations to file an EEOC claim is 180 days (300 days in states with ant-sexual harassment state laws).

The time limit to file your claim under state law varies based on the details of your state’s laws. Discuss your claim with a sexual harassment lawyer in your state to learn more about the time limit to file your sexual harassment claim.

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

What Compensation Is Available to Victims of Sexual Harassment Due to Pornography and Offensive Pictures in the Workplace?

If you are the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you have a right to receive compensation for your claim. Some remedies may include monetary relief (money for front and back pay if fired from work or demoted, money for pain and suffering and emotional distress, reimbursement for attorney fees, and more). You may also request the reinstatement of your job and changes to company policies. You and your attorney will create a demand request outlining the relief you wish to receive.

How Can a Sexual Harassment Lawyer Help Your Case?

You may feel embarrassed and intimidated bringing a lawsuit against your employer for sexual harassment based on pornography and offensive photos. A sexual harassment lawyer can help give you the extra courage you need to stand up for your rights at work. They will stand by your side and advocate for your right to a workplace free from all forms of pornographic images and videos.

Your talented sexual harassment attorney will begin negotiating your case when you agree to file a claim against your employer. They will help you receive a fair settlement as quickly as possible so you can move on with your life.

Contact our Team of Sexual Harassment Attorneys for Your Free Consultation

You do not go to work to be subjected to pornography and offensive pictures. If you are the victim of sexual harassment due to pornography and offensive pictures, the team of sexual harassment lawyers at the Derek Smith Law Group in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Miami, and Los Angeles can help.

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