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Everyone has a right to work for a living, and all of us would prefer a workplace that is free from harassment on any kind. Unwanted sexual attention or bullying at your workplace, however, may make for a toxic work environment and have you asking questions such as, “What is considered harassment in Texas?”, “What qualifies as a hostile work environment?” or “Can I sue my employer for creating a hostile work environment?”
Even though you may be suffering from emotional distress, the law is very specific with regard to what circumstances rise to the point where courts can intervene. Generally, harassment in the workplace is unlawful when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile work environment or results in a change in work status of an employee.
Most illegal harassment falls within the following two categories: (1) hostile work environment and (2) quid pro quo harassment.
Quid pro quo harassment occurs when an employee is forced to make a choice between accepting or rejecting unwanted sexual advances or requests for sexual favors. It is usually committed by a supervisor, manager or owner, since they can make decisions regarding termination, demotion or the denial of promotions. Two examples of quid pro quo harassment would be: (1) you are offered a promotion or preferential treatment in exchange for engaging in sexual activities with your supervisor or (2) you are demoted or fired
Hostile work environment harassment is often the result of unwelcome conduct of managers or co-workers, or others you may come into contact with at work, and that unwelcome conduct makes your workplace environment intimidating, hostile or offensive. Examples of conduct that may contribute to an unlawful hostile environment include: discussing sex, taunting or making fun of somebody because of their race, sex disability or religion, unnecessary and unwanted touching, sabotaging the victim’s work, engaging in hostile physical conduct or using inappropriate terms or epithets or indecent gestures.
Dallas Employment Law Attorneys, DuBose Law Firm stands ready to represent victims of workplace harassment
Harassment in the workplace demands strong legal action. If you have experienced any kind of unlawful harassment on the job, schedule cost-free case evaluation with one an attorney at DuBose Law Firm.