Tulsa, Oklahoma Sexual Harassment Lawyers
If it feels like sexual harassment, it probably is. Too many employees put up with unwanted sexual advances and offensive behaviors that are in fact illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Tulsa, Oklahoma sexual harassment lawyers of Armstrong & Vaught, P.L.C. have obtained substantial settlements and verdicts on behalf of women (and men) across Oklahoma. We represent employees subjected to harassing behavior at work, as well as termination or other retaliation for reporting sexual harassment. Our firm handles all types of Title VII employment discrimination claims.
What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?
In the most egregious cases, sexual harassment involves sexual assault or a verbalized threat of losing a job unless the employee submits to sexual favors. But the harasser may be a co-worker or even a customer, and sexual contact or overt threats are not necessary to constitute harassment. Sexual harassment can include:
Sexual propositions or repeated requests for dates
Sexual comments or leering looks
Inappropriate touching or violating your space
Obscene jokes, sexual innuendos or dirty pictures
Comments about your body or your clothing
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. The behavior does not have to be sexual in nature. You may have a claim if you can show you were treated poorly simply because of gender (or the opposite sex received favoritism).
How Do I Bring A Sexual Harassment Claim?
In most instances, the law requires you to report sexual harassment to your employer. Armstrong & Vaught, P.L.C. can then help you file a claim with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. While nine times out of ten the agency cannot establish that harassment occurred, this step is required before you can bring a civil claim against the employer.
Sexual Harassment Remedies
Most victims just want the behavior to stop. If the behavior continues, or if you were terminated after reporting sexual harassment, remedies may include:
Back pay from date of termination to the settlement or verdict
Reinstatement to your job with all pay and benefits
Front pay damages of what you would have earned had you continued to work there
Emotional damages for psychological suffering and damage to reputation
Punitive damages, if the behavior was especially egregious, or if there is a history or similar claims and settlements
Contact Us Today
Armstrong & Vaught, P.L.C. will aggressively pursue your case and protect your rights. Contact our Tulsa Oklahoma sexual harassment lawyers today for a free initial consultation. Call our offices today at (918) 582-2500.