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Bridgeport Sexual Harassment Attorney

Protecting Our Clients’ Dignity in the Workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace is against the law. Whether it concerns a man’s behavior towards a woman, or a woman’s actions towards a man, or even same-sex harassment, which includes gender discrimination, Connecticut law prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace.

If you are a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace via a hostile work environment or a quid pro quo, our Fairfield County sexual harassment attorney can help you. As an employee, you have the right to be protected from sexual harassment in the workplace, and the legal team at The McMinn Employment Law Firm is committed to fighting for your right to a safe and respectful environment in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Hartford, and New Haven County.

Make sure your rights are being represented by calling our compassionate Bridgeport sexual harassment lawyer at (203) 930-1600.

What Is Quid Pro Quo?

The definition for “quid pro quo” is “something for something”. It is a type of sexual harassment in the workplace. Quid pro quo is when sexual favors or contact turn into:

  • A prerequisite to keep an employee’s job
  • A way to get a raise or promotion
  • A condition of an employee’s job

Quid pro quo began from supervisors and/or managers. It is an imbalance of power that creates a hostile work environment for employees.

If you think you have been sexually harassed by a coworker and made to provide sexual favors to maintain your position, do not hesitate to contact our Bridgeport sexual harassment attorneys at The McMinn Employment Law Firm, LLC. We are here to make sure you are treated fairly and have your best interests in mind. Call us today for a consultation.

What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment?

Hostile, intimidating, offensive, or inhibiting conduct in the workplace is considered to be sexual harassment only if it is unwelcome. Unwelcome conduct is defined as conduct that is undesirable or offensive, and which has not to be solicited or incited by an employee. There are a variety of types of conduct that can create a hostile work environment.

Conduct that creates a hostile work environment includes:

  • Sexual bullying
  • Sexual jokes
  • Inappropriate comments or sexual innuendo
  • Subjecting an employee to pornography
  • Belittling an employee based on his or her gender
  • Inappropriate touching

Managers, supervisors, and employees are all held accountable for conduct that qualifies as sexual harassment. Employers are ultimately responsible for ensuring that their workplace has an environment that is non-hostile for their employees. If you have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, it is important to file a claim with your employer. Once notified, the employer must take steps to end the harassment, or they could be held liable.

Understanding the Consequences of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace can have serious consequences for both the victim and the company. It is important to understand the potential ramifications of this behavior and take appropriate action to address it. At The McMinn Employment Law Firm, LLC, our Bridgeport sexual harassment attorneys are dedicated to protecting our clients' dignity in the workplace and ensuring that they receive the justice they deserve.

Consequences of sexual harassment may include:

  • Emotional distress: Sexual harassment can cause significant emotional distress, including anxiety, depression, and loss of self-esteem. It can impact the victim's mental health and overall well-being.
  • Physical health issues: The stress and anxiety caused by sexual harassment can manifest in physical health problems such as headaches, insomnia, and digestive issues.
  • Career setbacks: Victims of sexual harassment may experience career setbacks due to decreased job satisfaction, reduced productivity, or even job loss. It can hinder professional growth and advancement opportunities.
  • Damage to reputation: Sexual harassment allegations can damage the reputation of both the victim and the company involved. It can lead to negative publicity, loss of trust from clients and customers, and potential legal consequences.
  • Legal implications: Sexual harassment is illegal and can result in legal actions against the perpetrator and the company. This may include financial penalties, compensation for damages, and potential criminal charges.

If you have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, it is crucial to seek legal guidance to protect your rights and hold the responsible parties accountable.

If you have experienced sexual harassment in your workplace, or have an employer who is refusing to make necessary corrections, call (203) 930-1600 to speak to our experienced Fairfield County sexual harassment lawyer today.


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