Any sexual harassment in the workplace is difficult to handle, but it is especially tough when the harasser is a manager, supervisor or business owner. The imbalance of power between employee and boss makes it harder for workers to feel safe reporting the harassment and/or rejecting the person's advances. Under these circumstances, it is even more important to have a lawyer advise and/or represent you during the process to ensure that your rights are protected.
At Miller Cohen, PLC, we have extensive experience with Michigan sexual harassment cases. We recommend speaking with us as soon as possible so we can advise you of your rights and how to proceed with a claim against a boss or owner. For a free consultation with an attorney to discuss sexual harassment by managers and owners, please call 313-566-4787, 800-221-6021 or contact us online.
You Can Take Action Against A Boss Who Harasses You
State and federal laws prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. If your employer violates these laws, we can help you hold the negligent parties accountable. Under federal law, your employer may be liable even if you are unable to document evidence of the harassment, report it to your employer and follow the company's reporting procedure. On the other hand, to have a claim of co-worker harassment, you must follow your employer's reporting procedures.
Sexual harassment and hostile work environments are types of sex discrimination. Workplace sexual harassment can be committed by people of the opposite or same sex as the victim and can include harassment regarding gender, sexual orientation and whether a person is biologically a man or a woman. The harassment can include offensive or demeaning remarks, jokes, gestures, emails, websites, photographs or threats. While harassment often begins as verbal or nonphysical, it may escalate to include unwanted sexual advances, inappropriate touching or quid pro quo behavior such as demanding sexual favors in exchange for raises, promotions and other employment considerations.
Contact A Detroit Employment Lawyer
To schedule a free consultation, please call 313-566-4787 or 800-221-6021.