The laws governing sexual harassment can be complex. Each person may have a different threshold for what constitutes harassment. What one person considers harmless teasing or flirting may be offensive, threatening or frightening to someone else. When this conduct takes place at work, employers don’t always act appropriately. The Law Offices of Harold I. Resnic helps put a halt to it and hold the harasser — and the company — responsible for the misconduct.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and is covered under Massachusetts anti-discrimination laws. There are two main categories of sexual harassment:
Victims and harassers can be of either gender; they can also be the same sex. The perpetrator can be anyone the employee encounters at work — any supervisor, co-worker, client or customer. Harassment can also occur after work hours.
Federal law is similar to Massachusetts law in the protections it offers employees. Additionally, state and federal law prohibits retaliation for reporting sexual harassment. If you have been disciplined or your employer took an adverse action against you for reporting sexual harassment, you need to speak with an attorney who specializes in employment law in order to protect your rights.
You may know that the conduct you are facing is wrong, but you may be frightened or unsure what to do about it. If you are subjected to offensive conduct of a sexual nature at work, consider the following options:
Our law firm can counsel you from the first day you suspect you are being harassed. We’ll answer your questions and make sure you follow the right steps to stop the harassment and hold your harasser accountable.
For more than four decades, the Law Offices of Harold I. Resnic has been a strong advocate for victims of sexual harassment. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling 413-301-9124 or contacting us online. Our Springfield, MA law office is near Hampden Superior Court and the Mass Mutual Center. We meet with clients Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is an on-site parking garage, and we are easily reached by public transportation.
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