Sexual Harassment Lawyers in Worcester
Massachusetts Employment Law Attorneys
Instances of sexual harassment in the workplace are sadly common, but that does not mean they should be tolerated. The law protects employees from harassment, and if you have been harassed at work you have the right to take action. The Worcester employment lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP LLP can help protect your rights and represent you in court for sexual harassment cases.
Call today at 508-762-1397 to learn more.
Forms of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment may be obvious or subtle. It also may take place only once, or repeatedly. Massachusetts law defines sexual harassment as requests for sexual favors, sexual advances, and other physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature under circumstances where you have reason to believe that your employment status or conditions will be affected by your response to that conduct.
Furthermore, if such conduct creates a hostile work environment that unreasonably interferes with your ability to work (or if it was intended to) then it will also meet the definition of sexual harassment under Massachusetts law. Murphy & Rudolf, LLP provides experienced Worcester employment lawyers to assist clients in sexual harassment cases. We can investigate the work environment and incidents of harassment to build your case and represent you in court.
Factors courts consider when determining a hostile work environment include:
- Whether the conduct was hostile or patently offensive
- The frequency of the conduct
- Whether the alleged harasser was a co-worker or supervisor
- The nature of the conduct, including physical, verbal, or both
- Whether others joined in perpetrating the harassment
- Whether the harassment targeted more than one individual or singled out the victim
All employers in Massachusetts are obligated to take certain steps to prevent sexual harassment from occurring in their workplaces. Depending on the circumstances, an employer may be held responsible for harassment by one of its employees against another employee. Individual managers and co-workers may also be held responsible.
Passionate Representation for Sexual Harassment Cases
Do not assume that you must tolerate sexual harassment just because other people in your workplace seem to tolerate it. If your employer refuses to stop the harassment or is actively engaged in the harassment, you have the right to take legal action. Our Worcester employment law attorneys are well equipped to help you seek relief, and we can take your case to court if necessary.
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