Are You Being Harassed At Work?
Workplace harassment is any form of physical or verbal conduct that is offensive or shows hostility toward a person because of his or her race, color, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, mental disability and/or age. Under the state’s Human Rights Act, workplace discrimination is illegal, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in companies with more than 15 people. Types of harassment can include:
- Name calling
- Unwanted comments and jokes
An employee is also protected against harassment involving physical abuse, offensive gestures, the display of derogatory pictures and other demeaning treatment. If you are being harassed at your place of employment, an employment law attorney at Moody & Stanford should be contacted immediately to review your case and discuss your legal options such as filing a claim against your employer for damages. Our firm is highly skilled in employment law cases, and can provide the legal advice and support you will need when seeking justice in a harassment case.
Both state and federal laws protect an employee from discrimination. Federal legislation includes the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. When workplace harassment is based on a person’s protected status, it is considered a form of discrimination. Our firm is highly skilled in employment law and has extensive experience representing clients in harassment and discrimination cases. We are considered one of the leading employment law firms in the state and will confidently pursue claims involving large companies and government agencies. Employment law can be extremely complex. Our firm will make sure you understand all of the legal aspects of your situation and vigorously represent you in court.