At Rizio Liberty Lipinsky, a harassment attorney views workplace harassment as a serious legal issue for employees. Many employees are harassed in the workplace but do not seek legal help because they are afraid of losing their jobs. It is illegal for an employer to fire an employee who has filed a workplace harassment lawsuit. Harassment in the workplace causes a myriad of issues for the harassed employee. A sexually harassed employee may feel embarrassed, worthless and hopeless. However, hope is available for the person who has experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. The victim is welcome to set up a free consultation with a harassment attorney at Rizio Liberty Lipinsky. The attorney will decide whether the employee has a valid harassment lawsuit against the individual who caused the harassment and the company where the person works.
A Simple Explanation of Workplace Harassment
According to the United States Department of Labor, harassment in the workplace is a serious matter. Workplace harassment refers to any person who is harassed in the workplace. Although most people are familiar with the concept of sexual harassment, the Department of Labor (DOL) defines workplace harassment to include a broad spectrum of harmful words or actions committed against workers. An employee who is harassed by another employee, a supervisor or manager because of the person’s sexual orientation, color of skin, race or religious beliefs is the victim of workplace harassment. Workplace harassment also includes harassment based on a person’s place of birth, age and whether the person has a physical or intellectual disability. Harassing a woman because she is pregnant is another form of workplace harassment. Additionally, it is illegal to harass an employee because of the individual’s parental status.