Fighting Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
An encounter with a sexual predator at work can be frightening, intimidating, humiliating and career-altering. Sexual predators come in all forms, and it is not usually possible to spot them right away. At Randolph M. James, P.C., our attorneys sensitively and respectfully listen to what you have encountered at work. From there, our Winston-Salem and Brunswick County attorneys use their experience from litigating hundreds of sexual harassment claims to assertively protect your right to immunity from such threats.
Sexual Harassment Defined And Explained
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a federal law, prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender and sexual harassment. Sexual harassment can include sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal, nonverbal or physical contact of a sexual nature. Employees who complain of violations of this law are also protected against retaliation. The harasser might be:
- An immediate supervisor
- A supervisor in another department
- A colleague
- A client, supplier or vendor of your employer
Although the victim of sexual harassment is often a woman, men can also be victims. Sexual harassment can also occur between two persons of the same gender. The effects of sexual harassment can be devastating. They often include crippling embarrassment, depression and anxiety. One of the most challenging situations at the workplace is one in which the sexual predator has control over the victim, such as when he or she is the victim’s direct supervisor. Then, the harassment can result in job termination or a change in career direction.
If you feel like you have been the victim of nonconsensual physical contact; if you have suffered through distasteful comments about your physical appearance, unusual staring or requests for sexual favors; or even if you’ve been sexually assaulted in your workplace, you need to speak with someone who knows how to protect your rights. At Randolph M. James, P.C., our North Carolina employment lawyers have successfully represented hundreds of victims of sexual harassment and made the offenders pay for their actions.
No-Nonsense Advocacy To Combat Sexual Predators
Our firm is known for its fierce, no-nonsense approach in holding sexual harassers and their employers accountable for their illegal actions. When we represent you, you can expect the following:
- Relentless pursuit of those who caused you harm
- Sensitive, loyal and accessible client service
- Aggressive protection of your right to be immune from harassment
- A nonjudgmental ear during this unnerving time
Learn About Your Rights From A Leading Sexual Harassment Litigators In North Carolina
If you are confused, angry and embarrassed and feeling powerless, it’s not too late to protect yourself. We offer consultations and convenient office hours between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. We are also happy to accommodate you if you require an appointment in the evening. Call Randolph M. James, P.C., today at 336-794-6194 or contact us online to speak with an attorney.