Houston Harassment Attorneys
Are You Being Targeted for an Illegal Reason?
Harassment, like other forms of discrimination, is about control. It is about trying to belittle or push employees down based upon improper and illegal reasons.
There is no place for harassment in the workplace. It is destructive to the employees and can severely impact them. It is also destructive to the company as it puts all employees at risk of harm.
In harassment and sexual harassment law, there are short time limits to bring a complaint to the EEOC and file suit. This is why taking action as soon as possible is crucial. If you need to hold an employer accountable, get help from a harassment lawyer in Houston.
Types of Harassment
Federal and Texas employment laws protect employees from unlawful mistreatment at work based on discrimination. This includes unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
When an employee endures abuse based on association with a protected class, an employer sometimes can be held accountable. If it can be proven they permitted a hostile work environment, the employer would be just as liable as the perpetrator.
According to the equal employment opportunity commission (EEOC), protected classes include:
- Skin Color
- National Origin
- Genetic Information
- Membership in the Armed Services
Protection Against Sexual Harassment in Houston
Although actionable on its own, sexual harassment can also create a hostile work environment if it’s frequent or pervasive enough.
Sexual harassment includes the following:
- Quid Pro Quo (requests for sexual favors, offering workplace incentives or making threats in exchange for sex acts)
- Unwanted touching or sexual conduct such as groping, kissing, or blocking someone’s path of escape
- Sexual assault and rape
- Unwanted comments about someone’s physical appearance or body
Sexual harassment can have its own unique legal issues from workplace harassment. A Houston sexual harassment attorney can help you if you are facing sexual harassment at work.
What Makes a Strong Harassment Case?
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. It can also include evidence that an employer conducted disciplinary activity only after the employer was aware of a harassment complaint. This can also lead to a claim of retaliation.
If you think you might have a strong harassment case, reach out to Peckham Martin PLLC. Our Houston attorneys for employment rights can help you hold an employer accountable.
Peckham Martin PLLC has more than 60 years of combined experience fighting for clients who have been subjected to abuse at work. No one should be mistreated as a result of their association with a protected class or in a sexual manner, and aggrieved parties have a right to seek justice through fair and just compensation.
The Houston harassment attorneys at Peckham Martin PLLC want you to know that you’re not alone when you work with us. Our attorneys want to help people like you hold responsible parties accountable for their actions when they intolerably treat someone at work. Begin your claim by reach out to us for assistance.
Contact Peckham Martin PLLC online and ask about scheduling a free initial consultation. We offer the possibility of same-day appointments.
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