Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Mitra Law Group: Tenacious Advocates for Victims of Hostile Work Environments
Sexual harassment is not always about sex. It can be an abusive power play used by unscrupulous employers to demean an employee. Victims of sexual harassment face a personal attack on their dignity and self-worth. According to Oregon state law, the provocation may or may not be of a sexual nature.
Any unwelcome conduct that is gender-based is considered to be sexual harassment and is illegal under both state and federal law.
At Mitra Law Group, our experienced Portland employment law attorneys have made it our mission to advocate for victims of sexual harassment. Our relentless efforts have garnered millions of dollars in damages for our clients. This tenacious pursuit of employee justice has led to changes in employment policies, management styles, and corporate structures at some of the largest corporations in the United States.
Discrimination Based on Sex
Sexual harassment can take on many forms. Repeated sexual comments, subtle or overt sexual innuendos, leering or physical conduct all constitute this form of employee abuse. Pressure for dates or sex or receiving sexually-charged messages via telephone, text, email or social media also qualify.
Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination. Our experienced sexual harassment attorneys can assess if your victimization meets the criteria for a lawsuit against the perpetrator.
- Legal questions to consider in a sexual harassment claim include:
- Was the offensive behavior unwelcome?
- Was submission to the conduct made a condition of employment?
- Did the conduct create a hostile work environment?
- Were the employee's advancement opportunities affected by the employee not complying with the conduct?
Who is liable for sexual harassment?
Employers, including large corporations, may be liable for sexual harassment even if they are not the direct offender. If they tolerated a hostile environment or should have reasonably known about the harassment, they may be held accountable for damages. Employers are also liable if they failed to protect their employees.
Our dedicated Portland sexual harassment attorneys at Mitra Law Group can passionately advocate for your right to receive compensation in your sexual harassment case.
- This can include:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of benefits
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages
- Recovery of attorney fees
Contact Our Portland Employment Lawyers Today
Regardless of whether you were terminated, forced to quit, or are still enduring a hostile work environment due to sexual harassment, our sympathetic employment attorneys can assist you in your claim against a discriminating employer or coworker. We will fight aggressively to protect your interests as well as shelter you from any further harm from your employer.