How to File a Sexual Harassment Complaint?

October 22, 2018

How to File a Sexual Harassment Complaint?

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a direct violation of the Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights. It can be characterized by undesired sexual advances, unwarranted actions with sexual connotation or demands of sexual favors.

You may have cause for a Mesa  sexual harassment lawsuit if any of the following actions occur:

  •    An offensive or uncomfortable work environment was created.
  •    Your workflow was compromised
  •    Your employment was overtly affected by someone

There are a couple of workplace sexual harassment types, Quid Pro and Hostile environment. Quid pro involves a tangible financial loss. Quid Pro is characterized as when an employer or decision-maker promises benefits, such as a promotion, or threatens to terminate or demote an employee based on their refusal of sexual advances. Hostile Environment is an employee experience severe harassment due to the effects of employee misconduct in the workplace; this is considered hostile environment harassment.

Causes for Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

Sexual harassment can be any verbal, visual and physical unwanted sexual misconduct and can be a result of any of the following:

  •    Stalking
  •    Sexual bullying
  •    Inappropriate touching
  •    Sexual confiding

Any victim or harasser can be a man or women. Abuse can take part in the same gender as well. A harasser can be almost anyone, for the victims boss, to manager from the same department or of a separate department of the victim, an agent of the employer or, a co-worker on even an individual who is not employed by the same organization. Sexual harassment can be bullying, intimidation or coercion of a sexual nature or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in return of sexual favors. It can take the form of not just act; it can be offensive remarks about someone’s sex. We already implied that it could be a man or women even the same gender.

Subsets of Sexual Harassment:

Gender Discrimination

Gender discrimination is pointed to a person because of their gender and is based on discriminatory comments.

Some examples of Gender Description are:

  •    Refusing to hire someone cause of their gender (like women not receiving a position because it is a man’s job)
  •    Asking employment candidates if they are married or planning on having children
  •    Claiming that a person is not fulfilling  “expected gender roles (Man need to be more masculine)

Sexual Orientation  Discrimination

-Sexual Orientation Discrimination is presented when someone is discriminated against because they have traits not typical or associated of their gender.


Retaliation can be common if an employee suffers an adverse action after he or she has made a report of sexual harassment.

There are examples of illegal negative actions against an employee :

  •    Suspension
  •    Unfavorable Job Re-Assignment
  •    Firing
  •    Denial of Promotion

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If you are having some of these problems at your workspace, please call us so we can proceed with legal case cause we want a safe work environment for everyone.