If you have been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, call our Atlanta sexual harassment attorney law firm for assistance. For many years, we have provided detailed, sexual harassment advice and litigation in courts throughout Georgia in the area of sexual harassment law. Our Atlanta sexual harassment lawyer firm has handled sexual harassment matters throughout the United States.
Sexual harassment comes in a number of different forms. Generally it occurs when submission to, or rejection of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, to another employee, against his or her wishes explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment. While the law continues to evolve, there are essentially two types of sexual harassment in Georgia and beyond - hostile environment sexual harassment and tangible job detriment sexual harassment. Hostile environment sexual harassment generally occurs when employees are subjected to a pattern of unwanted and uninvited severe and pervasive sexual behavior from others on the job. Tangible job detriment or quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs where an employee's supervisor suggests or seeks sexual favors in exchange, whether explicit or implicit, for some type of job benefits, such as a raise, promotion, better treatment or favorable review.
Sexual harassment is illegal in Georgia as well as every other state and should not be tolerated in the workplace. Allowing sexual harassment to go on, or simply turning a blind eye to it can result in significant liability. But Georgia courts as well as federal courts have provided employers with a number of defenses to sexual harassment claims, and therefore proving Georgia sexual harassment claims is not always a simple matter.
Contact the Atlanta Sexual Harassment attorney Peter G. Golden at 678-710-8244 for more information regarding a potential or existing sexual harassment claim in Atlanta, Georgia.