SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Whether you are a man or a woman, your rights to a safe and respectful workplace environment free from sexual harassment are protected under state and federal law.

Sexual harassment may appear in a variety of ways but it includes:

  • Unwelcome sexual advances
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Verbal taunting and harassment of a sexual nature
  • Physical harassment, touching, grabbing etc.
  • Creation of a hostile work environment.

Sexual Harassment is gender or sexual discrimination, and it is your right not to have to suffer this type of discriminatory conduct in the workplace. Usually, ignoring such conduct will not make it go away.

In most cases you have a limited amount of time to contact an administrative agency such as the federal agency, the EEOC, (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) , the state agency, the PHRC (Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission), and if you live in Allegheny County, there is the Allegheny County Human Relations Commission and in the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission. The last two agencies protect you if you are gay or lesbian and suffer discrimination.

Fried Law Offices will represent you in all the stages as you make your claim for discrimination – the agency level, mandatory mediation, and in a court of law.