Employers Are Liable For Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace remains a common occurrence, and affects men as well as women.

In many cases employers are liable. When harassment occurs, they must be held responsible. This is the best way to ensure safe working environments for all.

Having worked for more than 25 years in the field of employment law, Jake Modla has the experience and the knowledge to help individuals who face harassment. With offices in Charlotte and Rock Hill, and serving throughout North Carolina and South Carolina, Jake offers legal counsel to individuals when they need protection at work.

No More Sex-For-Benefits

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects individuals against quid pro quo harassment. What this means is that authority figures — managers and supervisors — are explicitly disallowed from forcing subordinates to endure physical or verbal harassment as a condition of getting a raise or promotion, or simply keeping their job. Nevertheless, such situations arise and, unfortunately, they frequently go unreported.

Harassment May Be Hard To Pinpoint

Other forms of workplace harassment are less severe, but still illegal. Misconduct can take the form of suggestive comments, sexually overt jokes, lewd emails and text messages, the circulation of inappropriate materials (i.e., pornography) in the office, and other offensive behaviors. Such activity contributes to a hostile work environment, which employers are compelled by law to remedy.

An Attorney Who Will Work To End Workplace Abuse

Victims often bear the burden of stopping harassment in the workplace. It is important, for instance, to take steps to document abuses whenever they occur, and this can be difficult and uncomfortable.

Jake can help. He will work with you through every stage of your case, and make sure you are taking the appropriate steps to achieve legal resolution. He understands the severity of workplace abuse, and will draw on his experience to help you attempt to end it in as favorable a manner as the situation allows.

If you are searching for a lawyer, call Jake Modla Law, PLLC, at 803-792-4774 or 980-228-9984, or arrange an appointment online. Jake can arrange to meet on evenings or weekends as necessary.