Representing Employees With Sexual Harassment Claims
Sexual harassment continues to be an ongoing problem in workplaces both large and small. Both Texas law and federal law prohibit sexual harassment, and when employers fail to protect their employees, it is important to hold them accountable.
At the Law Office of Jose G. Gonzalez, our attorneys have more than 35 years of combined experience protecting workers’ rights in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas. If you believe you are being sexually harassed at work, call us at 956-731-4324 to schedule an initial consultation.
What Does Sexual Harassment Look Like?
Instances of sexual harassment can involve a wide range of behaviors, including:
- Demands for sexual favors
- Unwanted sexual advances, including ongoing flirtatious behavior and propositions
- Verbal or graphic abuse, including using sexually degrading terms, or exposing others to sexually suggestive pictures or objects
- Inappropriate touching
Sexual harassment claims are not limited to one gender. Any employee may be a victim of harassing behavior.
Categories Of Workplace Sexual Harassment
In general, there are two main categories that sexual harassment may fall into. The first involves tolerating the harassment in order to keep a job, get a promotion, receive a raise or to receive other job-related benefits. The second category involves harassment that is so pervasive and offensive that it creates a hostile work environment, impacting the victim’s ability to do their job.
In the first category, a single incident may be enough to support a harassment claim. When it comes to establishing a hostile work environment claim, it is usually necessary to point to a number of incidents that establish a pattern of conduct.
Contact Our Employment Law Attorneys
No one should have to tolerate a sexually harassing work environment. Call us at 956-731-4324 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. With an office location in McAllen, we serve clients throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas.