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Stop Sexual Harassment at Work

Recognizing Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace can take many forms, from inappropriate comments and jokes to unwelcome advances and touching. Understanding the differences between casual remarks and harassing conduct can be difficult. But if you’re being subjected to severe and pervasive conduct, it may rise to the level of illegal harassment.

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If you’re facing harassment at work, it’s important to take action. You have the right to make it known that the conduct is unwelcome and to report the offending conduct. At Dooley Gembala, our experienced employment lawyers can help you navigate these sensitive situations and ensure that your rights are upheld.

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At Dooley Gembala, our employment attorneys are here to help you with your harassment claims and ensure that your rights are protected. We understand the delicate nature of these cases and strive to provide our clients with the support they need. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information on how we can help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is considered sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexual comments, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. It can include offensive and intimidating remarks about an individual’s sex, gender expression, or identity and forms of discrimination with a sexual element.

Is unwanted touching considered illegal sexual harassment?

Yes, it can be. Unwelcome touching, or any other physically intrusive behavior of a sexual nature could potentially be considered an illegal form of harassment and should not be tolerated in the workplace.

Are verbal comments such as jokes and compliments regarding someone’s body against the law?

Yes. If those types of comments are made to someone who has indicated that they are unwelcome or offensive, they may constitute unlawful behavior under anti-discrimination laws. Additionally, if the person making these types of comments has power over another person's career trajectory, it could rise to legal liability even if they do not have negative intent behind their words.

What should I do if I believe I'm experiencing sexual harassment?

It’s important to report the incident to a supervisor or other responsible party. You should also contact an experienced employment attorney from Dooley Gembala who can help you determine your legal rights and provide advice on how to proceed. At Dooley Gembala, our attorneys are here to support you through every step of this process. Contact us today for more information on how we can help. You can reach us via phone at (440) 930-4001 or visit our firm at 5455 Detroit Road, Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054.


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