Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment is against the law in Missouri. Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination. Both federal and state law prohibits gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. Contact Donelan Law if you are a victim of sexual harassment.  Donelan Law can help protect you from unwanted sexual harassment and protect you from retaliation.

Workplace Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, comments intended to solicit sexual favors, and other verbal or physical sexually suggestive forms of harassment. A pattern of unwelcome sexually charged comments or actions may give you the right to bring a claim against your employer for sexual harassment.
One type of sexual harassment occurs when an employee is required to perform sexual favors as a condition of employment. This type of sexual harassment is referred to as “quid pro quo” sexual harassment. For example, quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when an employer threatens to fire an employee unless the employee performs sexual favors for the employer.

“Hostile work environment” sexual harassment occurs when unwelcome sexual advances become so severe that they interfere with the victim’s work performance or create a hostile or intimidating work environment. A hostile work environment often makes it difficult for an employee to perform his or her job functions. Employers may use this poor performance as a reason to terminate an employee. Thus, it is important that a victim of sexual harassment properly report the sexual harassment.

At Donelan Law, we will listen to you, discuss all your legal options, and fight for you.