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Sexual Harassment Attorney in Philadelphia

Advocating for Our Clients’ Rights against Unethical Treatment

You rely on your job to support yourself and your family, but when sexual harassment creates an offensive and hostile work environment, continuing to work there can become a nightmare. The employment law team at Zeff Law Firm stand ready to help. Our sexual harassment lawyer in Philadelphia protects the rights and personal freedoms of our clients.

Find out how the law applies to your situation by calling (800) 256-5236 for a consultation.

Types of Sexual Harassment

The two types of sexual harassment are Quid Pro Quo and hostile work environment. Quid Pro Quo harassment occurs when an employer favors employees who give in to sexual advances and punishes those who do not. The employee unfairly treated for denying the advances would have a case for Quid Pro Quo.

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-Wilma Mankiller

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When Harassment Creates a Hostile Work Environment

Harassment causing a hostile workplace comes from regular incidents of harassment toward an employee from a direct supervisor, a co-worker, another supervisor or manager within the company. Even non-employees such as clients can contribute to hostile work environments. While the law does not define every comment or isolated incident as cause for a hostile work environment, it is illegal for an employer to make adverse decisions against a victim of harassment, such as firing or failing to promote them.

Hostile work environment situations vary and may include:

  • Unwelcome sexual advances
  • Requests or sexual favors
  • Verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
  • Offensive comments about a person’s sex
  • Offensive comments about women in general

When the purpose of the conduct is to create a hostile and offensive working environment or if the victim of the harassment is fired or not promoted as a result, the employee can take legal action. Our Philadelphia sexual harassment attorney has more than 30 years of experience representing victims of Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment and hostile work environment.

We Defend the Rights of Victims

"To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts."

- Lyndon B. Johnson

"Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture."

- Charlotte Bunch

When you are ready to discuss your case with a Philadelphia employment attorney, call (800) 256-5236 to schedule a consultation.