The Two Main Types Of Sexual Harassment
So when does inappropriate behavior cross the line into illegal behavior?
In general, there are two main types of unlawful sexual harassment:
- Pressure for sexual favors — also called quid pro quo harassment — is never okay in the workplace or elsewhere.
- A hostile work environment is a form of ongoing harassment. It typically involves a pattern of offensive conduct such as sexist comments, lewd images or emails, inappropriate advances or sexual humor. Even if these behaviors aren’t aimed at you directly, you still have the right to a discrimination-free workplace, and you may still have a legal claim.
Both types of sexual harassment are dehumanizing and degrading. You should never have to endure harassment at work, school or elsewhere.
Get Answers During A Free Consultation
The first step toward stopping the harassment — and protecting your rights — is to get answers. Speak with an experienced lawyer at The Law Offices of Stephen B. Morris in San Diego. For decades, our legal team has worked tirelessly to stop harassment by standing up for the women, transgender individuals and men who have had to live through it. We’ve been focusing on this area of law for a long time; we know it well, and we’ve won many victories on behalf of harassment victims across California.
Learn more about your rights during a free and confidential consultation. We don’t charge any attorney fees upfront. Get started by calling 619-239-1300. You can also submit the online contact form.