Sexual Harassment Lawyers for New Hampshire
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Under New Hampshire’s discrimination laws, sexual harassment is prohibited in the workplace. The law applies to all employers, whether public or private, who employ six or more people. Sexual harassment can cause stress and anxiety for those who are subjected to it, creating a hostile workplace in which it is difficult to perform one’s best.
If you or someone you know has been victimized by sexual harassment, you should not hesitate to seek trusted legal counsel. At Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C., you can discuss the particulars of your situation with a highly-experienced and qualified employment law attorney. Our firm has years of trial experience in successfully resolving sexual harassment claims in court. This puts us in an advantageous position when it comes to seeking and obtaining the financial compensation and legal justice you deserve against the violation of this civil right.
What is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?
Sexual harassment is defined as:
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- Requests for sexual favors whether implied or stated
- Any type of conduct in the workplace that is sexual in nature, whether presented verbally, visually, or in some other way
Key to this type of discrimination is that it is unwanted. It can be verbal, nonverbal, or physical in nature. It also becomes a condition of employment, affecting decisions about the victim’s employment or position, and interferes with the victim’s ability to work. Sexual harassment is characterized by creating a hostile, offensive, or intimidating work environment.
This type of discrimination can be aimed at both men and women and the victim does not necessarily have to be of the opposite sex as the harasser. Harassment can be committed by supervisors, co-workers, other agents of the employer, and non-employees. A victim of sexual harassment also does not necessarily have to be the targeted victim but anyone else in the environment who is upset by the misconduct.
At Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C., we understand how difficult it can be for you to decide to report this type of discriminatory behavior and to pursue justice. However, we urge you to seek our help in standing up for your rights as well as the rights of others in the workplace.
Learn your legal options by contacting our New Hampshire sexual harassment attorneys at (603) 288-1403 today.
Q:What Is Sexual Harassment?
A:Sexual Harassment includes but is not limited to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and any verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that affects your employment, which is severe or pervasive.
Q:What Are Some Examples of a Sexual Hostile Environment?
A:NH Sexual Hostile Environment – Leering, i.e., staring in a sexually suggestive manner Making offensive remarks about looks, clothing, body parts Touching in a way that may make an employee feel uncomfortable, such as patting, pinching or intentional brushing against another’s body. Telling sexual or lewd jokes, hanging sexual posters, making sexual gestures, etc. Sending, forwarding or soliciting sexually suggestive letters, notes, emails, or images.