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Sexual harassment is prevalent in many workplace environments. Sexual harassment generally takes one of two forms: quid pro quo harassment or hostile work environment harassment. Quid pro quo harassment occurs when a supervisor demands sex or sexual favors from an employee or job candidate in return for a job offer or continued employment. Hostile work environment sexual harassment occurs when a supervisor or co-worker fondles the victim, or makes sexually suggestive remarks, such as inappropriate jokes.

If you’re a sexual harassment victim, you should contact an Atlanta sexual harassment lawyer. The skilled employment lawyers at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC can help you end your workplace nightmare and recover compensation for the harms caused by your harasser.

Call us today at (404) 419-6674, or reach out through our online contact form to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.

Sexual Harassment Retaliation

Many sexual harassment victims are afraid to come forward because they fear that their harasser will try and “even the score” by punishing them. Unfortunately, that fear is often justified. Many victims also report that they’ve been marked for termination after they’ve filed a charge of sexual harassment with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or complained to their human resources department.

It is against the law for your harasser, or your employer, to retaliate against you for making a sexual harassment complaint or participating in a sexual harassment investigation – even if it’s not your own harassment claim. If you’ve had the courage to file a sexual harassment complaint and your employer is mistreating you, as a result, we urge you to contact an Atlanta sexual harassment lawyer.

What If I Am Being Harassed After I Ended A Consensual Romantic Relationship?

Workplace romantic relationships are quite common. According to a study performed by Career Builder, 38% of U.S. workers have dated someone that worked for the same company. Workplace romances are not unlawful, but they can lead to unlawful consequences once the relationship ends, particularly when the relationship occurs between a supervisor and his or her subordinate.

Often, if the subordinate decides to end the relationship, the supervisor will continue to make sexual advances. Our firm is often contacted by victims that wonder whether the ongoing unwelcome sexual advances are unlawful if there was a consensual romantic relationship in the past. The answer is that any sexual advances are unlawful, particularly from a supervisor, even if there was a prior consensual romantic relationship.

While the sexual advances might have been “welcomed” by the subordinate in the past, they are now “unwelcome.”

Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC Can Help

If you are a sexual harassment victim, we urge you to contact Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC. Our attorneys have successfully fought for the rights of American workers for over three decades. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve, including:

  • Lost back pay: back pay covers any wages, salary, or benefits that you lost as a result of the sexual harassment. For instance, you might have been demoted or denied a promotion that you were qualified for if you complained about sexual harassment.
  • Lost front pay: some sexual harassment victims work in small industries and discover that they’ve been black listed once they complained about sexual harassment. If your employer’s retaliatory actions inhibited your ability to compete for comparable positions in the future, you can recover front pay can help cover your wages, salary or benefits while you try to secure new employment.
  • Emotional distress: we can help you recover compensation for all emotional pain and suffering that you experienced as a result of the sexual harassment you endured.
  • Attorneys’ fees and costs can also usually be recovered.

Call us today at (404) 419-6674, or reach out through our online contact form to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.

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