Workplace Harassment in Connecticut
There is never an excuse for sexual harassment in the workplace. The United States Department of Labor prohibits any type of harassment passed on race, color, religion, or sexual orientation. If you’re currently being sexually harassed at work, either by a co-worker, supervisor, contractor, or anyone else with whom you interact while on the job, you have a right to pursue justice.
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Types of Harassment
Quid pro quo harassment is known as “this for that” harassment. This type of harassment is based on an employee’s acceptance or rejection of unwelcome sexual advances or unwelcomed religious conduct. Examples of quid pro quo harassment can include a supervisor who denies an employee a promotion for refusing to be sexually cooperative.
Hostile work environment harassment can manifest from openly discussing sexual activities, telling offensive jokes, unnecessary touching or using indecent gestures. This type of behavior causes the workplace environment to be one that is intimidating and unwelcoming.
Quid pro quo and hostile work environment harassment is in violation of the DOL’s policies when:
- The harassment is subjectively abusive to the victim
- The harassment is severe and persuasive enough to create a work environment that a reasonable person would find hostile or abusive
- The harassment has an effect on the employee’s psychological well-being
- The harassment is physically threatening or humiliating
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Being a victim of workplace harassment can take a toll on your day-to-day life and be an overwhelming burden to bear. Your place of employment should include an environment that fosters growth and learning and as such, abusive behavior should not be tolerated. With Brickley Law on your side, you can trust that we will thoroughly investigate your case and uncover any evidence to prove any abusive or improper behavior committed against you.
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