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Sexual Harassment Minnesota Lawyer

Frequently Asked Questions About Sexual Harassment

Neff Law Firm, P.A., has experienced Minneapolis sexual harassment lawyers who can provide valuable legal help and information. The employment law lawyers at Neff Law Firm, P.A., represent clients in a wide variety of employment law matters, such as requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated contact, offensive sexual remarks, sexually motivated conduct that interferes with employment, quid pro quo harassment (sex for employment, sex for promotion, sex for wage increase, sex to avoid discipine, sex to avoid termination and the like), hostile work environment, discrimination and other employment law issues including breach of contract. If you have a question about sexual harassment in the workplace, contact Neff Law Firm. To learn more about sexual harassment, please review the FAQs below.

Is There Any Law That Protects Against Sex Harassment?

Yes, there are both state and federal laws that protect against sex harassment. Both the Minnesota Human Rights Act and federal Title VII prohibit sex harassment, which is a form of sex.

Is an Employer Legally Liable for Harassment by One of its Supervisors?

Yes, an employer may be found liable for sex harassment of an employee by one of its supervisors.

What Type of Behavior Can Be Considered to Be Sex Harassment at the Workplace?

Behavior at the workplace that may be found to be sex harassment includes physical and/or verbal communication of a sexual nature where the recipient is required to submit to it or submission is a factor in decisions affecting the employment of the victim or the behavior has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the recipient's employment.

What Are Some Examples of the Type of Actual Behavior That Might be Considered to Be Sexual Harassment of an Employee?

An employee who experiences at the workplace undesired sexually directed advances, propositions for sexual favors, physical touching that is sexually motivated or verbal communications of a sexual nature that the recipient either must endure as part of keeping the job or otherwise creates a hostile working environment.

What Is Considered to Be a Hostile Work Environment?

A determination of whether there is a hostile work environment is based on a review of the workplace and its impact on an employee. A hostile work environment may typically include pervasive abusive sexually motivated behavior directed at an employee that so severely impacts the worker that it alters the conditions of the recipient employee's job conditions and creates abusive working conditions.

What Are Some Examples of the Type of Actual Behavior That Might be Considered to Be Sexual Harassment of an Employee?

An employee who experiences at the workplace undesired sexually directed advances, propositions for sexual favors, physical touching that is sexually motivated or verbal communications of a sexual nature that the recipient either must endure as part of keeping the job or otherwise creates a hostile working environment.

Contact an employment law attorney at Neff Law Firm, P.A., to discuss your concerns about sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace. Flexible appointment times are available at both the Roseville and Edina law offices.

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