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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Every employee has the right to a harassment-free workplace. When an Arizona worker does experience sexual harassment, an employment lawyer can help you seek compensation from your employer and hold your employer accountable for illegal practices.

What is Sexual Harassment?

Although sexual harassment can take many forms, the law recognizes two types:

  1. Quid pro quo: this is when submitting to the sexual harassment is the basis of employment decisions, like getting a raise or being terminated; and

  2. Hostile environment: a hostile environment occurs when sexual harassment causes an offensive work environment, such as through the use of harassing comments or lewd emails or text messages.

Both types of sexual harassment are illegal under Arizona state law and the federal Civil Rights Act. Arizona law further protects workers by preventing use of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to hide sexual harassment.

What do I do if I have experienced sexual harassment at my job?

If you are an Arizona employee who has experienced sexual harassment at your job, you may fear retaliation if you report the offending person(s) or you may feel that, because of the perpetrator’s position in the company, you do not have an avenue for recompense.

Through sexual harassment legal action, you can defend your right to work in a harassment-free workplace. You may also be entitled to the following compensation:

  • Back pay (including wages, benefits, vacation pay, and other types of past compensation that is owed)

  • Front pay (future earnings)

  • Attorney fees

  • Court fees

  • Compensatory damages (such as pain and suffering, therapy bills, and more)

  • Punitive damages (an amount of money designed to deter the employer from continuing the behavior with other employees)

Stand up for your rights.

At Robinson Law Offices, we believe that every Arizona employee has the right to a workplace that is free from sexual harassment. That’s why we pride ourselves on our commitment to protect workers and their jobs from illegal practices.

We offer one-on-one consultations with an experienced Arizona employment lawyer and specialized knowledge of federal, state and local laws. To schedule a consultation with a sexual harassment employment lawyer, contact our office at (602) 899-5554 today.

Stand Up for Your Rights.

At Robinson Law Offices, we believe that every Arizona employee has the right to a workplace that is free from sexual harassment. That’s why we pride ourselves on our commitment to protect workers and their jobs from illegal practices.

 

We offer one-on-one consultations with an experienced Arizona employment lawyer and specialized knowledge of federal, state and local laws. To schedule a consultation with a sexual harassment employment lawyer, contact our office today.

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