Harassment Attorneys in Houston
Are You Being Targeted for an Illegal Reason?
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.
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. This is why taking action as soon as possible is crucial if you need to hold an employer accountable by getting help from a harassment attorney in Houston.
Types of Harassment
Federal and Texas employment laws afford employees protection from unlawful mistreatment at work when it is based on discrimination or is of a sexual nature.
When an employee endures prolonged and frequent abuse based on their actual or perceived association with a protected class (age, sex, gender, pregnancy, race, skin color, national origin, religion disability, genetic information, and membership in the armed services), an employer can be held accountable for allowing or creating a hostile work environment.
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 (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
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 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.
If you think you might have a strong harassment case, reach out to Peckham Martin PLLC to begin holding 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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Whether you are an individual or a lawyer in need of legal representation, we are here to help you with your case throughout the Southwest and beyond.