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Harassment

In harassment law, there are very short time limits to complain, to bring a complaint to the attention of the EEOC, and to file suit.

Harassment, like other forms of discrimination, is about control; trying to belittle or push employees down based upon improper and illegal reasons.  There is no place in the workplace for this kind of activity.  It is destructive to the employees and can severely impact them; it is destructive to the company as it puts all employees at risk of harm.

Federal and Texas anti-harassment law affords employees protection from several main types of harassment:

  • Hostile environment based upon
    • Age (40 or older)
    • Sex
    • Gender
    • Pregnancy
    • Race
    • Color
    • National origin
    • Religion
    • Disability
    • Genetic information, and
    • Membership in the Armed Services.
  • Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
    • Threat of Termination or Disciplinary Action if Employee does not submit to Sexual Activity
    • Promises of employment benefits if Employee will engage in Sexual Activity
  • Sexual Threats
  • Sexual Assaults
  • Sexual Touching, Groping, Kissing or Placing in Fear

A strong harassment case may include video or photographic proof, or even tape recordings.

Strong cases also often have proof that the employer did not fire or demote because of performance or conducted disciplinary activity only after the employer was aware that the employee was complaining about harassment.  This can also lead to a claim of retaliation.

We handle cases all over the United States in team-approach coordination with other lawyers.  We have been involved in or litigated cases in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, North Dakota and Texas among other states.