Help for Sexual Harassment Victims
Sexual harassment is one of the most common problems in today’s workplace. While this form of victimization has probably been around for as long as women and men have been working together, the shame, humiliation, embarrassment, anxiety and fear that victims experience is no less traumatic and life-changing. Most of us spend a minimum or 35 to 40 hours every week on the job and the line between your private life and your work life can become blurry. If you depend on your job to put food on the table and support yourself and your family, and someone uses this knowledge to harass you, your abuser should be brought to justice. Boundaries between employers and employees can become further complicated by the use of social media like Facebook and Instagram. Posts, tweets and texts can be used to confuse a professional work relationship with a friendlier, more playful and less structured association. Whether employees are getting harassed by their boss, co-worker or supervisor, this behavior is unacceptable. The best course of action is to contact a top notch sexual harassment attorney, like the personal injury attorneys at Ganim Injury Law, to advise you of your rights.
Sexual Harassment Laws in Connecticut
Sexual harassment in Connecticut refers to any kind of unwanted physical, verbal or electronic sexual advances along with threats of demotion, job termination, or the denial of bonuses and raises. If this or any other kind of intimidating behavior creates a hostile work environment, a victim may sue their employer for sexual harassment in Connecticut. Although sexual harassment is prohibited by federal and state laws, in Connecticut, receiving one text or one email is insufficient as the harassment must be severe enough to create a hostile work environment. All sexual harassment complaints in Connecticut are filed at first with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, who will determine if there is reasonable cause to file in the Connecticut state or federal courts.
HIRE THE KNOWLEDGEABLE, SKILLED AND COMPASSIONATE ATTORNEYS AT GANIM INJURY LAW
Sexual harassment in the workplace is not only offensive and demoralizing but can derail your career and ruin your economic security. The attorneys at Ganim Injury Law focus on getting you the best result possible result regardless of how large or small the company might be. If you believe that you have been a victim of sexual harassment in Connecticut, call us right away at (203) 445-6542 or email George@ganiminjurylawyers.com for a free consultation. We provide services to all of Connecticut including Bridgeport, Trumbull, Monroe, Stratford, Milford, Woodbridge, New Haven, North Haven, Hamden, Fairfield, Easton, Weston, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Danbury, Wilton, Waterbury, Wallingford, Derby Ansonia, Seymour and Oxford.