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Sexual Harassment

Media Sexual Harassment Attorneys Help Victims of All Genders

Dedicated Delaware County advocates protect victims of hostile workplaces

Employees deserve to have workplaces that are safe not only from physical injury but also from mistreatment based on sex. This includes managers abusing their authority by pressuring employees for sexual favors as well as companies permitting a hostile work environment to fester. The employment lawyers at The Pagano Law Firm LLC have a long history of helping workers fight sexual harassment by advising them of their rights and pursuing relief from the appropriate agencies and courts. If you worry that you might be a victim of such practices in Pennsylvania, we welcome the opportunity to serve you.

Knowledgeable employment lawyers counsel victims of all types of sexual harassment

There are two principal types of sexual harassment:

  • Quid pro quo harassment — This is a request for sexual favors that is explicitly or impliedly premised on a tangible result. It can take the form of a positive job action, such as a promotion, or a detrimental one, such as a bad evaluation, a denial of promotion or even termination.
  • Hostile work environment — This refers to physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature, or based on gender, that is so severe or pervasive that it makes it difficult for an employee to do his or her work.

Here are a few examples of behavior that can create a hostile work environment if they are severe or repetitive:

  • Making sexually suggestive or belittling jokes and comments
  • Sending sexually suggestive texts and emails
  • Asking employees about their sex life
  • Making unwanted advances
  • Encouraging stereotypical gender roles

A hostile workplace can exist even if your boss does not participate in it. If supervisors, co-workers, customers or others who do business with the company engage in such harassing behavior, the employer has a duty to stop it. It is considered sexual harassment regardless of the gender or sexual preference of either the perpetrators or the alleged victim.

Skilled advocates advise and litigate on behalf of vulnerable employees

At The Pagano Law Firm LLC, we can determine if you have cause to claim sexual harassment and what you can do to stop it. We can determine and follow your company’s process for making internal complaints about sexual harassment. If the company fails to address the complaint fully and appropriately, the next step is to file a claim with a state or federal government agency, such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC). These agencies may take enforcement measures if they find evidence of sexual harassment. If not, we can bring a lawsuit on your behalf in state or federal court.

Contact Pennsylvania attorneys experienced with sexual harassment claims

If you believe that you might have been the victim of sexual harassment, The Pagano Law Firm LLC is ready and qualified to counsel you on your rights and if necessary to vigorously pursue a claim on your behalf. Please call us at 484-318-2561 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our office in Media.

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