Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Lawyer
You may be entitled to compensation if you have been subjected to a hostile work environment because of sexual harassment on the job in North Carolina. State and federal laws forbid workplace sexual harassment that creates a hostile work environment. However, many employees in Raleigh and across North Carolina still face unwanted sexual comments, slurs, advances, conduct and innuendoes at work.
At Riddle & Brantley, we believe Justice Counts. That’s why we’re committed to helping victims of on-the-job sexual harassment seek the compensation they deserve for their losses related to hostile work environments.
We are ready to discuss your situation in a free and confidential claim review. Our lawyers have experience standing up for the rights of sexual assault and harassment victims. We will listen to you describe the details of your situation and then provide you with free advice about your legal options.
How Hostile Work Environments Are Created
A workplace may be considered a hostile environment when someone is subjected to sex-based comments, jokes, actions, putdowns, advances and other sexual actions that are both unwanted and sufficiently severe or pervasive.
The law looks at what a “reasonable person” of the same gender would find offensive. This is the legal system’s attempt at a more objective standard.
Although in many cases a hostile work environment results from many incidents of unwanted sexual conduct or comments, some offensive actions or speech are so serious that a single episode may be enough to create a hostile work environment in the eyes of the law.
Discussing your case with the experienced workplace harassment lawyers at Riddle & Brantley is the best way to gain insight into whether your situation may be considered a hostile work environment that could entitle you to compensation.
Common Offenses That Create a Hostile Work Environment
There are many types of sex-related speech or actions that could create a hostile work environment depending on the specific context. Here are few examples of the kinds of comments and activities that may be considered sexual harassment:
- Unwanted sexual advances (for example, someone “hitting on” you)
- Sexually explicit or “dirty” jokes
- Sexual or “off-color” comments
- Questions about your sex life
- Requests for sexual favors in exchange for better pay, a promotion, etc.
- Sexual teasing
- Unwanted physical contact, including fondling or touching of a sexual nature
- Displays of sexual images or pornography
These are just a few of the many behaviors that could be considered sexual harassment that creates a hostile work environment.
Free Legal Consultation to Help You Know Your Options
Do you believe you may be the victim of a hostile work environment based on sexual harassment? You can discuss your situation now with an experienced lawyer for free and in complete confidentiality.
Justice Matters for people who have endured a hostile workplace due to sexual harassment. We want to help you seek justice in your situation.
Our firm has offices in Raleigh, Kinston, Jacksonville and Goldsboro, and we help workplace harassment victims across North Carolina. We are ready to talk with you whenever you are ready to discuss your situation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call us or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation that comes with absolute confidentiality and no obligations.