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Sexual Harassment Protection

An employee's right to protection against sexual harassment is clearly defined in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, alongside protections against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

What is not as clearly defined is what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace. If you feel you are the victim of workplace sexual harassment, the lawyers at Winston Cooks in Birmingham welcome the opportunity to review the facts involved and provide a candid assessment of your case. Our employment law attorneys have more than 35 years of cumulative experience. We represent workers throughout Alabama in the full spectrum of employment law matters.

Do you have a Weinstein claim? You may be nervous about filing sexual harassment charges against your employer because you fear retaliation. Laws protect you from such actions. Contact us to learn more.

Pervasive Actions That Create a Hostile Environment

An actionable sexual harassment case must include more than a single incident of unwelcome or unlawful conduct by a co-worker or supervisor. To prove sexual harassment, it must be shown that you have repeatedly been subjected to unwelcome behavior to the point where it created an abusive or hostile work environment. Examples of these actions include the following:

• Offensive, sexually charged remarks or jokes
• Comments about a person's clothing, relationships, or body
• Unwelcome sexual advances
• Inappropriate touching, patting or hugging
• Posting sexually explicit pictures in view of other employees or sharing through email
• Quid pro quo statements, such as promising a promotion in exchange for sexual favors

Follow Company Policies

It is essential to follow your company's policies regarding reporting sexual harassment or discrimination of any kind. If you do so and steps are not taken to resolve the matter, you will have a strong claim against your employer.

If an employer does not act to resolve the situation, your next step is to file sexual harassment charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC will investigate your claims and require your employer to respond to them. Let us assist you with this process. We can seek lost wages and compensatory damages in sexual harassment and discrimination cases.

You Only Pay Attorney Fees If We Collect For You

We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case during a free consultation. All sexual harassment cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means you will only pay attorney fees if we obtain a recovery for you, either through negotiation or a court judgment. Contact us to schedule a meeting.