Sexual harassment is defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as any “Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.”
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination and can happen to anyone, regardless of who they are or what position they hold. Both victims and harassers may be of any race, age, gender, or sexual orientation, and victims and their offenders may even be of the same sex. Sexual harassment may occur just once, or persist frequently. But regardless of the individual circumstances surrounding each case, it is important for victims in Minnesota to know they have options.
In Minnesota, every employer should have a written policy defining sexual harassment and other forms of harassment at the workplace, stating that the employer will not tolerate said harassment, encouraging victims to come forward and file a complaint, as well as assure a prompt and confidential investigation and resolution of the incident. Minnesota law also ensures that those responsible for the harassment, as well as any supervisors who did nothing about the incident, are held accountable for their actions.
If you or someone you know has suffered unwanted acts of sexual assault or discrimination in Minnesota, turn to a Minnesota sexual harassment lawyer for help immediately. Your attorney will ensure the offender is brought to justice and will also make sure you obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.
Don’t waste any time and schedule a consultation with an experienced Minnesota sexual harassment attorney today to discuss your options and file a case.