Workplace Sexual Harassment
Fighting for Justice From Workplace Sexual Harassment
No victim of sexual harassment in the workplace should have to suffer in silence. The expert legal team at Guerra Law Firm, P.C. in McAllen, TX has more than 20 years skillfully representing those who have experienced workplace sexual harassment. If you have been sexually harassed at work in the state of Texas, you should seek legal counsel to represent your best interests and help you fight for justice. Our law firm, led by Manuel “Manny” Guerra, is passionate about helping people who have undergone hardships due to poor working environments.
Defining Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is unlawful to harass an applicant or employee because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include sexual harassment or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general. Both the victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be of the same sex. Although the law doesn’t permit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive working environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision, such as the victim being fired or demoted). The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.
Let Us Be There for You
Our attorneys at Guerra Law Firm, P.C. are sensitive to the nature and emotions involved in workplace sexual harassment claims, and we’ll do everything we can to help support you in recovery. We believe everyone is entitled to a safe working environment, free from harassment. If you have been harassed in the workplace in any way, contact us today and let our expert law firm fight for your rights with the highest level of legal representation.