Have you have been the victim of sexual harassment and/or gender discrimination in the workplace? Have you suffered in silence as a coworker, supervisor, or other workplace associate treated you in a demeaning or degrading manner, but you’re afraid of the consequences of reporting such behavior and actions? If the answer is “yes,” it is imperative to obtain legal services from an experienced and skilled federal employment attorney.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides substantial protections against sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. In regards to gender discrimination under Title VII, it is illegal for an employer (1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any person, or otherwise to discriminate against any person with respect to his or her compensation, terms, or privileges of employment due to their gender; or (2) to limit, segregate, or classify employees or employment applicants in any way that would deprive or tend to deprive any person of employment opportunities or otherwise affect status as an employee because of their gender.
Title VII recognizes two types of sexual harassment – quid pro quo and hostile work environment. According to the quid pro quo form of harassment, an individual in position of power demands that subordinates tolerate sexual harassment as a condition of getting or keeping a job or job benefit, such as raises and promotions. Hostile work environment harassment is susceptible to legal action if the conduct is based on sex, unwelcomed, as well as pervasive enough to create an offensive and abusive work environment.
At The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC, we are committed to helping you and other victims eradicate this type of humiliating conduct in the federal workplace. With more than 20 years of experience, our Houston federal employee lawyer has the extensive knowledge of federal laws and court proceedings to instill peace and comfort in your workplace.