San Antonio Sexual Harassment Attorney
The laws of Texas define sexual harassment as any unwelcome or undesirable conduct, including unwelcome sexual advances or demands, whether those actions are of either a verbal or physical nature, or both. These laws apply whether the victim is male or female, and regardless of the gender of the harasser.
Many people do not have a clear understanding of harassment laws or do not realize what actions are considered to be sexual harassment. Generally, any unwanted sexually charged behavior can be construed as sexual harassment.
Moreover, discrimination can occur at all stages of employment, including hiring and recruiting, reviews and job evaluations, promotion and compensation actions, and disciplinary actions and termination.
In general, there are two types of sexual harassment:
- Quid pro quo: This occurs when a superior promises something or threatens to take an adverse employment action unless you provide a sexual favor.
- Hostile work environment: This refers to severe or pervasive workplace behavior that is unwelcome and offensive, such as references to body parts, offensive touching, offensive e-mails and other behavior that is sexual or gender-based.
No employee should have to endure harassment. If you have been a victim of sexual harassment through appalling acts or a subtle and persistent pattern that creates a hostile work environment, you have rights, and you may be entitled to bring a discrimination claim.
Contact The Gilbreath Law Firm in San Antonio
If you believe you have been the victim of sexual harassment, contact us at (210) 479-3195.