Sexual harassment has been in the news quite a bit lately. It seems that the revelations about one particular Hollywood movie producer’s behavior have opened the floodgates for allegations of sexual harassment – and even assault – from the movie and television stars whose work we all enjoy. The news makes it apparent that the workplace for those on the West Coast can be a hostile environment.
But, as far away as this recent issue in the news may seem for Minnesota residents, our readers should understand that those types of scenarios are not completely out of the realm of possibility right here in our own workplaces. Sexually explicit materials in the workplace, lewd comments and unwanted sexual advances can occur just as easily in a Minnesota workplace as a Hollywood workplace. And victims here in Minnesota can face the same range of issues when it comes to sexual harassment: demotions, lost wages and even termination from employment.
Fortunately, whenever Minnesota residents believe that they have been subjected to sexual harassment, they are protected by state and federal law. Employers can be held responsible when employees and co-workers engage in sexually harassing behavior.
At our law firm, we work with our clients to attempt to hold employers responsible when sexual harassment in the workplace occurs. No one – male or female – should have to put up with this type of behavior when they are just trying to do their jobs. For more information about how our law firm might be able to help in your case, please visit the sexual harassment overview section of our website.