Brentwood Sexual Harassment Lawyers
Also Representing Clients in Nashville, Columbia, Franklin & Murfreesboro
Many victims of sexual harassment dread going into work and look for excuses not to go in. Getting another job is not always an option, and even when it is this can be a time-consuming process. But whether you want to look for another job or not, it is worth your time to report and take action against sexual harassment. Not just for yourself, but for others who could be subjected to the same treatment.
At Collins & Hunter, we aggressively pursue justice for our clients. Our Brentwood sexual harassment attorneys are highly experienced in sexual harassment cases. We take employment law cases as far as they need to go to ensure our clients have their complaints acknowledged and compensated.
You don’t have to fight sexual harassment alone. Call (615) 235-6648 to schedule a free initial consultation with our knowledgeable legal team.
Types of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a form of job discrimination and can occur in all types of workplaces. The law defines sexual harassment as any unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Inappropriate sexual conduct creates a hostile and uncomfortable work environment.
There are two types of claims that can be made, even though the lines have been blurred within the courtroom for many related occurrences. It is still important for you to know as much information as possible when it comes to workplace discrimination, so you can effectively exercise your workplace rights.
The two types of sexual harassment claims that can be made are:
- Quid Pro Quo – Sexual harassment that happens when a supervisor or another person in an authority position requests sex, or a sexual relationship, in exchange for not terminating or punishing the employee, or in exchange for favors, such as promotions or raises.
- Hostile Work Environment – Sexual harassment that happens through the presence of demeaning or sexual photographs, jokes, or threats, creating an intimidating and offensive work environment.
In Tennessee, the courts also define sexual harassment as “any unequal treatment of an employee that would not occur but for the employee’s gender.” This conduct does not have to be “sexual” in nature but must still be unwelcome and severe enough to make an individual uncomfortable.