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Louisville Sexual Harassment Attorneys

Protecting Victims of Workplace Harassment in Kentucky & Indiana

Workplace harassment is illegal under both federal and state law. Unfortunately, sexual harassment is still a major problem in the workplace. At Charles W. Miller & Associates, we have successfully represented clients who have had to endure sexual harassment in the workplace, either by a co-worker, a manager, or another person.

If you are the victim of workplace sexual harassment or discrimination, you have rights. Our Louisville sexual harassment attorneys can help you fight to protect those rights. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

Call (502) 890-9954 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation.

Types of Workplace Sexual Harassment

There are generally two types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo and hostile environment.

Quid pro quo sexual harassment is the most commonly recognized form of sexual harassment. It occurs when one or both of the following are true:

  • A person’s job benefits—including employment, promotion, salary increases, shift or work assignments, performance expectations, and other conditions of employment—are made contingent on the provision of sexual favors, usually to an employer, supervisor, or agent of the employer who has the authority to make decisions about employment actions.
  • The rejection of a sexual advance or request for sexual favors results in a tangible employment detriment, typically a loss of a job benefit of the kind described in the first point above.

The fact that an employee may have given in to those demands does not mean there is not a case. The key is that the sexual advances are unwanted.

Hostile environment sexual harassment occurs when the working environment is made hostile because of its sexual nature. An employee may have a claim for hostile environment sexual harassment if the employee is subject to a pattern of exposure to unwanted sexual behavior from the employee’s supervisor or persons other than an employee's direct supervisor where supervisors or managers take no steps to discourage or discontinue such behavior. Such unwanted sexual behavior can include making the working environment intolerable by sharing sexual photographs, making certain comments or jokes, or other acts of an offensive sexual nature, including physical touching.

Your Employer Cannot Legally Retaliate against You for Reporting Sexual Harassment

Employees often fear that employers will retaliate against them for complaints of sexual harassment. However, both federal laws and state laws in Kentucky and Indiana protect employees from retaliation with adverse employment action after complaining of sexual harassment. This does not mean that retaliation does not still occur. Any retaliation, including wrongful termination, by your supervisor should also be immediately reported to another member of management.

Let Our Firm Fight for You

Sexual harassment and retaliation are serious. No one should have to work in such an environment. If you are being subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace, it is in your best interests to take the proper legal action. While it can be difficult to speak up about sexual harassment, having an attorney on your side can allow you to ensure your rights are protected and help you recover lost wages and more.

Contact a Louisville sexual harassment attorney at Charles W. Miller & Associates to discuss your legal options and take steps to protect yourself from sexual harassment.

We can be reached online or by phone at (502) 890-9954. Your initial consultation is completely free and confidential.

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    Attorney Charles W. Miller is the owner and lead attorney at Charles W. Miller & Associates. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1970 and was raised in a middle-class family by two parents who were educators for the local school system. His parents taught him the importance of hard work and standing up for what he believed in from a young age. Attorney Miller attended the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville where he excelled academically, receiving numerous awards ...
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