Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Corbin Kentucky Employment Law Attorneys Representing the Victims of Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

You have the right to work in an environment that is free of inappropriate sexual advances and comments. Furthermore, if you bring issues of this nature to your employer's attention, they should be handled in such a manner that they stop immediately. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment in the State of Kentucky, the labor attorneys of Freeman, Childers & Howard can help you fight back.

Knox County Attorneys Handling Sexual Harassment Claims

At the Corbin, KY law firm of Freeman, Childers & Howard, our attorneys are well versed with the laws and court decisions affecting sexual harassment suits. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines sexual harassment as:

"Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment."

Most companies have policies on the books that specifically prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace, but in many cases, those policies are not enforced. When you retain the services of one of Freeman, Childers & Howard veteran employment law attorneys they will examine all aspects of the complaint. What behavior or patterns of behavior comprised the sexual harassment? Was there a sexual harassment policy in place? Did your manager take any actions to correct the issue? Was your work affected by the sexual harassment? Were you offered a benefit or threatened in exchange for sexual favor? Once our legal staff has a better picture of the nature of the claim, we can help you determine how best to proceed.

Sexual Harassment Plaintiff's Attorneys of Corbin, Kentucky

The employment law firm of Freeman, Childers & Howard, Attorneys at Law represent individuals who have been sexually harassed in the workplace. Some of the forms of sexual harassment that our clients have experienced include:

  • Repeated and unwanted expressions of romantic interest
  • Promises of promotion or favorable work assignments in exchange for sexual favors
  • Threats of dismissal or demotion for not agreeing to sexual favors
  • Sexual comments directed at the client
  • Unwanted touching or groping
  • Inappropriate letters or emails

End Sexual Harassment Now

If you believe that you are being sexually harassed in the workplace, put a stop to it immediately. Report the incident to your supervisor or human resource director and then contact the Corbin, KY law office of Freeman, Childers & Howard, Attorneys at Law. To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced labor lawyers, contact us at (606) 528-1000.