Employers have a duty to prevent and stop sexual harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, many employers don’t make it a priority to address sexual harassment. Too many employees still have to endure sexually explicit remarks, unwanted advances, and even physical assaults by bosses, supervisors, coworkers and even customers.
You do not need to tolerate sexually harassing behavior at work. If you have experienced discriminatory treatment at work, please contact our sexual harassment lawyers in Massachusetts, at Sankey Law today – we are here to help.
Employees who are sexually harassed are often required to provide some type of sexual favor in return for continued employment, a promotion or other perks. It can be direct, but it can also be indirect, with the employer allowing one employee or a group of employees to harass other workers. Ignoring sexual innuendo, explicit posters, touching, and other overt acts can contribute to an illegal hostile work environment.