Michigan Sexual Harassment Lawyers
Sexual harassment is morally wrong and legally actionable. The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has defined sexual harassment as “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature … when … submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment decisions… or such conduct has the purpose or effect of … creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.”
In a series of major decisions in 1998, the United States Supreme Court clarified and broadened the law. In a unanimous decision in March, 1998 the Court said: “When the workplace is permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the victim’s employment and create an abusive working environment, Title VII is violated.”
Most sexual harassment claims are made under Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. It provides that “it shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer . . . to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”
Your consultation with our Michigan sexual harassment lawyer is free and completely confidential. And your employer is not allowed to retaliate.
If you or a loved one has a sexual harassment claim relating to an employer in Detroit, Bay City, Lansing, Flint, Saginaw, Traverse City or anywhere in Michigan, e-mail or call Jay Trucks & Associates, PC for a free consultation with a Michigan sexual harassment and discrimination lawyer.
If you have questions about these or other workplace issues, e-mail or call Jay Trucks & Associates, PC for a free consultation with an experienced Michigan sexual harassment lawyer.