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Information About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace From mass.gov
Massachusetts Law prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace, including same-sex sexual harassment. There are two main categories of sexual harassment: “quid pro quo” harassment and “hostile work environment” harassment.
Quid Pro Quo Harassment
Massachusetts law describes Quid Pro Quo harassment as sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct, which the submission or rejection thereof become the basis for employment decisions or a term or condition of employment.
Hostile Work Environment
Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating or sexually offensive work environment.
An employer is liable for the sexual harassment of employees by managers and persons with supervisory authority, regardless of whether the employer knows of the conduct. An employer may also be liable for sexual harassment committed by persons without actual or apparent supervisory authority, such as co workers. An employer may also be liable for the sexual harassment of its employees by certain non-employees, such as customers, patients, clients, independent contractors or other acquaintances.
Many types of inappropriate words and actions may be considered as Sexual Harassment
Our law firm has locations in Raynham and Plymouth, MA. At Cohen Cleary, we understand that sexual harassment is a traumatizing experience. You may not feel comfortable talking about your harassment. Rest assured that our firm is sensitive and understanding and treats you with the compassion and dignity that you deserve. Coming forward with a claim is not easy but our employment law team holds your hand throughout this legal process.
Sexual harassment includes a variety of words and actions such as:
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Promises of exchanging job advancement for sexual/romantic activities
- Engaging in uninvited inappropriate sexual conversations
- Provocative actions
Reporting any of these examples to management that does not result in the correction of this matter can make for a stronger case.
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Cohen Cleary, P.C. is here to help, whether you are a victim of sexual harassment or have been accused of sexual harassment in Massachusetts. Contact Us today for your free sexual harassment consultation at (508) 880-6677