Under Massachusetts law, there are two types of sexual harassment claims: the first is called “quid pro quo” sexual harassment and the second is referred to as “hostile work environment.”
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 151B defines “quid pro quo” sexual harassment as “sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission or rejection of such advances, requests or conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment or as a basis of employment decisions.”
At Sankey Law Offices, we represent employees who have been fired, demoted or transferred because of their refusal to engage in sexual relations at work. A sample of our cases in which we represented victims of sexual harassment includes:
Sexual harassment is embarrassing and demoralizing. It can cause severe emotional distress and have financial consequences when employees are compelled to leave their job to escape the harassment. When we are contacted to represent an employee who has been victimized by sexual harassment, we make it a point to be by her side through all steps of the process. We will assist in dealing with the employer and we have the experience and dedication to protect our clients’ rights through hearings at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination or in court.