Most people in Minnesota probably like to think that "times are changing" and society has moved on from the times when sexual harassment was common in the workplace. But, while there may be fewer instances of sexual harassment today than there were in years past, the unfortunate reality is that it is still an all too common problem in the workplace.
So, how do you know if you have been subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace? Well, sexual harassment can come in many forms. For instance, some workers may become the focus of excessive, unwanted attention because of their gender. In some cases, the harassment is actual unwanted touching that may be considered sexual in nature. And, in other cases, some workers are exposed to sexually-charged conversations and comments that they want no part of.
In order for the perpetrators of sexual harassment to be held accountable, it may become necessary for someone to take legal action. This can include a formal complaint to supervisors, and it may even come to the point where legal action in coordination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is needed.
At our law firm, we attempt to work with Minnesota residents who may have been subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace. A hostile working environment is not something that anyone should have to deal with on a daily basis, no matter what their gender is. For more information about how our law firm may be able to help you address your concerns about sexual harassment in your workplace, please visit our website.