There Is No Place For Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Call The Attorneys Of Leisawitz Heller

As much as we would like to believe that incidents of sexual harassment or discrimination are no longer found in the workplace, the fact is they do occur. If you are the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you should seek legal counsel immediately. If you are an employer and an employee has filed a complaint of sexual harassment in your work environment, it is necessary to consult with an experienced employment lawyer as soon as possible.

The attorneys at Leisawitz Heller in Wyomissing have prosecuted and defended sexual harassment cases throughout Greater Reading. We offer a wealth of experience and a comprehensive understanding of federal and state laws as they apply to sexual harassment and other workplace issues.

In addition to federal laws prohibiting sexual harassment, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) allows employees to hold their employer liable for instances of sexual harassment in the workplace. We can help. Call 610-816-0889.

Experienced Legal Counsel During A Sensitive Time

Because we have represented both employers and employees in sexual harassment cases, we understand the issues from both sides. We are sensitive to the need to investigate the accusations completely and to maintain confidentiality for all parties involved.

Sexual harassment generally falls into one of two categories:

Quid pro quo — When a manager or supervisor implies or actually makes decisions regarding hiring, promotions, assignments or otherwise favorable treatment in exchange for sexual favors. A person who complies with sexual demands in order to save one's job or receive favorable treatment may still pursue sexual harassment charges.

Hostile work environment — Occurs when the verbal, nonverbal or physical behaviors of another person in the workplace are of an offensive sexual nature to the extent that it creates a work environment that is intimidating or hostile to work in. This may include improper photos of a sexual nature, comments, jokes or acts such as groping or improper touching. An employer may be held liable for creating a hostile work environment if the employer was aware of or should have been aware of the offensive employee's actions and failed to take appropriate action to correct the situation.

Let Us Set A Legal Strategy For You

Whether you are a victim of sexual harassment or an employer who faces accusations of allowing an environment of sexual harassment to exist, our attorneys can assess the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action. Call or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.