St. Louis Sexual Harassment Lawyer
The employment discrimination attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm exclusively represent employees involving claims of sexual harassment and hostile work environment. Located in St. Louis and Jefferson City, Missouri, the sexual harassment lawyers at Dashtaki Law Firm have extensive experience protecting the rights of employees who have been subjected to sexual harassment. If you have been sexually harassed at work, you need a sexual harassment lawyer to fight for you. The sexual harassment attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm stand ready to protect your rights and assist you with any sexual harassment issues.
The Law in Missouri is Clear: Sexual Harassment is Illegal
Both Missouri and federal law protect individuals against discrimination based on sexually explicit behavior:
Sexual harassment includes:
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- requests for sexual favors
- and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to the following:
- The victim as well as the harasser may be a woman or a man. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex
- The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, an agent of the employer, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or a non-employee
- The victim does not have to be the person harassed but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct
- Unlawful sexual harassment may occur without economic injury to or discharge of the victim
- The harasser’s conduct must be unwelcome
Under Missouri law, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment if the conduct affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
Examples of sexual harassment:
- direct sexual conduct or advances , (unwanted touching or unwelcome requests for dates or inappropriate remarks of a sexual nature)
- quid pro quo , when job related benefits are offered in exchange for sexual conduct. For example:
- submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis of employment decisions affecting such individual (“If you want that promotion…”); or
- Submission to such conduct is made a term or condition of an individual’s employment (“If you want to continue working here… “);
- hostile working environment , a work environment can become hostile if the workplace is overly sexual or the harasser’s conduct is so frequent or severe that it creates an offensive, abusive working environment, e.g., posters of nude individuals, pornographic emails, derogatory comments, jokes, insults of a sexual nature or inappropriate touching.
If you are experiencing sexual harassment, the law may require you to inform the harasser that the conduct is unwelcome and must stop, and then report the harassment to your employer. If you or someone you know has been victimized, seek the help of an experienced sexual harassment lawyer immediately.
Employees should not be subjected to sexual harassment
Sexual harassment can range in severity from mild lewd comments that are not directed at any person in particular, to serious physical actions such as sexual assault. Frequent or pervasive sexual harassment can create a hostile work environment. A hostile work environment may be created when coworkers put up offensive sexual images, there is a lot of physical touching, pornographic emails are being sent to other employees or sexual jokes or acts are constantly being committed during the work day and the employer does nothing to prohibit it. Regardless of each instance, any form of sexual harassment is unacceptable.
All sexual harassment victims have the right to come forward, but unfortunately not many do because they are embarrassed or afraid that the harasser will retaliate. In reality, doing nothing almost guarantees that the behaviors will continue, get worse or that the perpetrator will take a new victim. We fight to end sexual harassment in workplaces throughout Missouri so individuals just like you will not work in fear. The sexual harassment lawyers at Dashtaki Law Firm know the law, understand the legal system and are determined to get results for our clients. At Dashtaki Law Firm, we exclusively represent employees and protect their rights. When those rights are violated, victims of sexual harassment are entitled to redress and compensation. If you, or someone you know, are the victim of sexual harassment, please contact the sexual harassment lawyers at Dashtaki Law Firm today.
Contact an experienced sexual harassment lawyer today
Sexual harassment cases can be highly complex, so it is essential to speak with an experienced Missouri employment discrimination lawyer immediately. If you have been discriminated against, we can help. The sexual harassment attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm will support you through the process and offer choices to protect your rights. If you have been sexually harassed at work, contact an experienced Missouri sexual harassment lawyer immediately to understand your legal rights because you have a very limited time to take action, as any delay may cause you to lose your rights.
The Dashtaki Law Firm offers a free and confidential initial consultation to review your case. Contact the attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm today so that we can begin our investigation.
The sexual harassment attorneys at Dashtaki Law Firm, LLC, serve clients throughout Missouri, including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, Franklin County, Cole County, Boone County, Camden County, Callaway County, Osage County, Moniteau County, Miller County, Morgan County, Warren County, Jefferson City, Columbia, Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Fulton, Linn, Tipton and California, MO.