Sexual harassment should not be tolerated in any work environment. Whenever this occurs, an employee should report it immediately to a human resources representative or supervisor. In the event that the harassment continues, an employee should then contact our labor lawyers.
Even if the harassment comes from a former lover, spouse or romantic partner, it is still unacceptable and should be reported. The fact that you may have an a relationship with the person doing the harassing plays no role in whether or not it is acceptable at work—simply put, it should not occur and should not be tolerated.
Sexual harassment can occur in several ways, including quid pro quo, which occurs when an employer bases opportunities on unwelcome sexual advances, sexual favors or other physical or verbal sexual contact, or on intimate relations with a harassed employee.
Updating a blog post we brought you previously, dating application Tinder has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit brought on by former executive and co-founder Whitney Wolfe.
Wolfe filed a lawsuit in June claiming that she had a brief relationship with company co-founder and chief marketing officer Justin Mateen, which ended. After the relationship, Wolfe reportedly experienced “a barrage of horrendously sexist, racist, and otherwise inappropriate comments, emails and text messages.”
Wolfe also claimed that her title was removed because of her gender and that eventually she was forced out of the company altogether. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed to the media.
How Can I File a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit?
Sexual harassment laws are designed to keep problems like quid pro quo and hostile work environments from happening. If you experience these issues, you should report them immediately. Additionally, you should contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and our attorneys.
Please call or email us today to set up a consultation if you have experienced harassment at work. Our attorneys work hard to give clients guidance when they encounter these situations. We can investigate your case and determine the best course of action.
Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob– Los Angeles employment attorneys