Sexual Harassment Defense in Houston
Without an experienced sexual harassment defense in Houston attorney, if you have been accused of physical or verbal misconduct in the workplace, you can face severe penalties and can have your reputation or career ruined in an instant. We have the experience
and expertise you need to deal with these charges.
For sexual harassment defense in Houston, call 281-531-0902.
We give free phone consultations.
Call one of our sexual harassment defense attorneys for guidance before you quit your job in frustration. It is best to get legal advice before taking any action. Sexual misconduct is one of the most common problems in an office or work environment. Because it is such a controversial topic, unscrupulous people use it as a weapon, and innocent mistakes or comments can often be misinterpreted.
A sexual harassment defense attorney can help if you have been accused of misconduct in the workplace.
- Harassment is a form of discrimination, and includes any uninvited comments, conduct, or behavior regarding sex, gender, or orientation.
- If the conduct creates a hostile work environment or interrupts an employee's success, whether the offense is made by a manager, co-worker, or even a non-employee like a client, contractor, or vendor, it is considered harassment.
The offense isn't limited to making inappropriate advances. It includes a range of behavior from seemingly mild lapses in judgment and annoyances – to actual abuse or assault. For many businesses, preventing this and defending employees from these charges, have become key goals.
A sexual harassment defense attorney can represent you if you are accused of any unwelcome verbal or physical behavior that creates a hostile work environment, such as:
- Sharing inappropriate images or videos, such as pornography, with co-workers
- Sending suggestive letters, notes, or e-mails
- Displaying inappropriate images or posters in the workplace
- Telling lewd jokes, or sharing suggestive anecdotes
- Making inappropriate gestures
- Staring in a suggestive or offensive manner, or whistling
- Making lewd comments about appearance, clothing, or body parts
- Inappropriate touching, including pinching, patting, rubbing, or purposefully brushing up against another person
- Asking suggestive questions, such as questions about someone's sexual history or their orientation
- Making offensive comments about someone's sexual orientation or gender identity
Employers can be held liable for their employees’ behavior. Since this form of harassment is a form of discrimination, it is a violation of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Texas fair employment practices regulations. The Civil Rights Act provides protection for employees from discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. Further developments in civil rights and amendments to the Civil Rights Act give protection from discrimination based upon gender, age, and disability.
Both men and women can be guilty of harassment and the harasser does not even have to be aware that his or her behavior is considered objectionable. An experienced employment lawyer focuses on representing clients whose employees are accused of hostile work environment and quid pro quo.
- A quid pro quo offense is a form of coercion.It makes submitting to unwelcome lewd behavior a condition of employment or uses it as a basis for making hiring decisions.
- A hostile work environment offense occurs when an employee is regularly subjected to comments of a lewd nature, unwelcome physical contact, or offensive materials on the job.
Contact us to have an experienced sexual harassment defense attorney handle your case. The sooner you consult with a skilled and knowledgeable employment attorney, the greater your chance of resolving the issue outside of court.
Call us for sexual harassment defense in Houston, Katy, West Houston, Sugar Land, Stafford, Jersey Village, West University, and Piney Point Village.