Harassment in the workplace can take many forms, including harassment based on an employee’s religion, race, or sex. If you are the victim of such harassment, you have legal options. It is important to understand your rights and the steps you can take to protect yourself. Keep reading to learn about those rights and contact PLBSH at (800) 435-7542 if you require a free legal consultation with an employment law attorney.
What is Harassment?
Harassment in the workplace is any unwelcome behavior that is based on an employee’s protected characteristics. This can include verbal or physical behavior that creates a hostile work environment. Harassment can take many forms, including offensive jokes or comments, physical assault, threats, and unwanted touching.
Religious harassment in the workplace can include offensive comments or behavior that is directed at an employee because of their religion. This can include mocking a person’s religious beliefs or practices, or forcing an employee to participate in religious activities that are not related to their job.
Racial harassment in the workplace can include offensive comments or behavior that is directed at an employee because of their race or ethnicity. This can include using racial slurs, making derogatory comments, or engaging in behavior that creates a hostile work environment.
Sexual harassment in the workplace can include unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other behavior that is sexual in nature. This can include touching, comments, or jokes that are sexual in nature, or creating a hostile work environment based on an employee’s sex.
Your Legal Options
If you are the victim of harassment in the workplace, you have legal options. You can file a complaint with your employer’s human resources department, file a complaint with a government agency, or file a lawsuit against your employer. It is important to document the harassment and keep records of any conversations or incidents that occur.
If you are an employer, it is important to take steps to prevent harassment in the workplace. This includes creating a workplace policy that prohibits harassment, providing training to employees and managers, and taking prompt action to investigate and address any complaints of harassment.
Contact PLBSH for a Free Legal Consultation
If you are the victim of harassment in the workplace, or if you are an employer who wants to take steps to prevent harassment, contact PLBSH for a free legal consultation. Our experienced employment law attorneys can help you understand your rights and take the necessary steps to protect yourself or your business.