Sexual Harassment Against Men
A majority of sexual harassment claims are filed by women. However, according to a spokesperson from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, while the number of overall reports of sexual harassment has decreased recently, filings by men have doubled over the past 15 years. Some experts believe that men actually tend to under-report sexual harassment, and therefore the prevalence of sexual harassment against men may be even greater.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, regardless of gender, the Austin sexual harassment attorneys at The Melton Law Firm can evaluate your case and advise you on the best course of legal action. To speak with a lawyer, contact our offices at (512) 330-0017.
What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?
It is important to be aware that sexual harassment can involve a variety of different actions, some of which may be less obvious than others. Sexual harassment may include any of the following unwanted sexual behaviors:
- Verbal: Sexual suggestions or requests, sexual discussions, jokes, comments, and stories
- Non-verbal: Looks, gestures, facial expressions, displaying sexual content, personal gifts
- Physical: Touching, massages, hugging, kissing
If the harassment creates a hostile work environment, or if attempting to stop the behavior results in retaliation or intimidation from supervisors or coworkers, you have the right to take legal action. Unfortunately, many cases go unreported and employees are forced to either tolerate the unwanted sexual behavior or find other employment.
At The Melton Law Firm, we are committed to helping victims of workplace discrimination and harassment fight back to protect their rights. To speak with an Austin sexual harassment attorney, contact our offices by calling (512) 330-0017.