Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
Instances of sexual harassment represent serious challenges for victims. In addition to the shame and discomfort you feel from the instances of harassment, you are facing a potentially difficult legal battle ahead. You need to know your rights and understand the options available to you. Working with an experienced employment law attorney is the most important step you can take after this type of tragic workplace situation.
At the Law Office of Neil S. Hyman, LLC, in Maryland, we represent employees who have been victimized by sexual harassment. Lead attorney Neil Hyman has more than 20 years of experience representing employees in all types of workplace issues. Since our legal team represents employers in numerous issues, our team understands both sides of the legal process. This helps us provide a balanced, efficient approach.
Representing Sexual Harassment Victims
The most common examples of workplace harassment are the quid pro quo and the hostile working environment.
Quid Pro Quo
Quid pro quo is basically “this for that.” In the context of workplace sexual harassment, it usually plays out when a manager or any other superior offers you a raise, a promotion or other employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors. Your success in your career should not rest on your willingness to compromise yourself with your superiors at work.
Hostile Working Environment
As the name suggests, a hostile working environment occurs when sexual comments, digital communications or other forms of communication are inherently sexual in tone and pervasive in a way that makes you uncomfortable coming into work. Instances of inappropriate touch, innuendo and any other sexual behavior can make a working environment difficult to deal with, and you shouldn’t have to.
Balanced, Focused Representation
Victims of sexual harassment face unique challenges. While there is nothing we can do to reverse the pain you have experienced, we can help you obtain justice and compensation. You have rights in the workplace, and we can work with your employer to come to a fair and appropriate settlement for you. If that doesn’t work, we can take your claim to court and get you the compensation you deserve.
When we are representing victims of sexual harassment, our goal is to find an equitable solution as efficiently as possible. Whether through settlement negotiations or a courtroom trial, we will get the results you need.