Ohio Attorneys Stand up for Sexual Harassment Victims
Helping targets of harassment fight for damages
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical provocations of a sexual nature. Both men and women can be victims and perpetrators of sexual harassment. The harasser may be the victim’s supervisor, a coworker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.
Sexual harassment can be humiliating, and victims are often afraid to speak up for fear of retaliation and further harassment. We understand the sensitive nature of sexual harassment cases, and provide a confidential and compassionate environment in which to discuss your case. You don’t have to live in fear of losing your job or ruining your reputation. Call Sharon Cason-Adams or Roxi A. Liming, the Columbus sexual harassment attorneys at Adams & Liming, LLC, now.
What is sexual harassment?
The harassment does not have to be physical. It can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex or sexual orientation. There are two main types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo and hostile work environment.
- Quid pro quo — Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when job benefits, including employment, promotions, pay raises, shift or task assignments and performance evaluations, are contingent on the provision of sexual favors, or when the rejection of a sexual advance results in a tangible employment harm.
- Hostile work environment — Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments or isolated minor incidents, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision, such as termination or demotion.
What should I do if I am being sexually harassed at work?
If you are the victim of sexual harassment, you should notify your employer in writing immediately. Make sure to retain a copy of the complaint for your records. Unfortunately, employers often fail to take the proper action to remedy the situation. Our employment law attorneys provide knowledgeable guidance and develop a plan of action. We work to resolve your claim quickly, and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Remedies for sexual harassment include:
- Compensatory damages such as medical expenses, future economic loss and loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages to punish and deter intentional misconduct
- Lost earnings
- Injunctive relief
- Attorneys’ fees and expenses
Sexual harassment lawyers help clients throughout Ohio
If you are the victim of sexual harassment, Adams & Liming, LLC can help. The lawyers at our all-woman firm understand what you’re going through. Call us today to schedule a free consultation at 614-488-2053 or contact us online. We are available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and by appointment at other times.