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Working in a hostile work environment can make performing daily job activities intolerable. There are a number of State and Federal laws that prevent work related sexual harassment, racial harassment, and harassment related to age or disability. Nonetheless, thousand of people in Alabama face harassment at work every day.

Not only is harassment at work illegal, it is demeaning and can have a significant impact on an employee’s physical and emotional health, effectiveness at work, as well as impact family life outside of work.

Typically there are two types of workplace harassment:

  • A hostile work environment – where the employee is subjected to racial or sexual harassment that is severe or pervasive.
  • Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment – where a sexual favor is the basis for hiring, continued employment, promotion, or a pay raise.

Sexual harassment is the most pervasive form of workplace harassment, followed closely by racial harassment. If you have endured harassment in the workplace, it is important to report that harassment according to the guidelines outlined in your company policy. It is difficult to collect damages in Alabama for sexual harassment cases without proof that the harassment was reported to the company. The exception to this is if there is no reporting procedure and the employer had constructive notice of the harassment. This means that the sexual harassment was so pervasive that managers or owners had to know it was occurring.

If you have been sexually harassed or been harassed due to your race, age, or disability, and have quit your job, you may still have a wrongful termination claim. A constructive discharge is when you leave a job due to adverse work conditions that would compel any reasonable person to leave. This is common circumstance in cases involving sexual harassment.

There are very strict and relatively short time limits for making your claims for sexual harassment or they will be forever barred.

No man would want their wife, daughter or mother or other family member subjected to sexual harassment. Therefore, both women and men on juries can be motivated to put a stop to sexual harassment in the workplace.

Contact us for a free consultation if you feel you have been sexually harassed.