Founded in 2009, The Noble Law offers consultations and legal advice for cases of workplace assault and sexual harassment issues in both South Carolina and the Triangle Region. We think of our clients as part of a team, and open communication is a key part of what we do. When it comes to cases of workplace harassment, it can be incredibly hard to speak out against your employer. When you work with The Noble Law, you gain access to a team of employment lawyers who will work to understand your situation and help you understand your legal options. Schedule a consultation with a workplace harassment lawyer in South Carolina or North Carolina today.
What is Workplace Harassment?
Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title V11 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
More generally, workplace harassment is unwelcome conduct based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, or disability. Workplace harassment has a broad definition and takes many different forms, but it becomes unlawful when:
- Enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment at the workplace.
- The conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive.
Our employment law firm provides legal counsel to individuals experiencing various types of workplace harassment, as well as workplace discrimination. In an ideal world, everyone would be able to work without being harassed. Unfortunately, that is not the case. But know that you do not have to put up with unacceptable behavior from anyone at your job. You deserve a safe workplace and our employment law firm is here to help advocate for you and help restore your dignity, defend your compensation, and move towards closure.
If you are suffering from workplace harassment, schedule a consultation with one of our employment law attorneys in North Carolina or South Carolina.
Workplace Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in the workplace can be emotionally devastating and create minefields on the job. This type of workplace harassment creates hostility, loss of trust, and makes employees feel unsafe or threatened at work.
Examples of workplace sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Inappropriate comments about someone’s body or appearance
- Offensive comments or remarks about a person’s sex
- Gender- or sexual orientation-based slurs
- Vulgar, offensive, or explicit jokes (even if they are not aimed at you specifically)
- Sending sexual emails, texts, or other messages
- Staring, glancing, or excessive eye contact
- Asking personal questions of a sexual nature
- Implying or stating that your job position depends on your response to a sexual advance
What counts as sexual harassment is determined by what the person who is being harassed thinks and feels, not what the person who is committing the harassment thinks is fine to do in the workplace. More so, behavior still qualifies as sexual harassment even if you do not immediately say “stop” in the moment. Laughing along with an offensive joke or accepting an unwanted hug because you are worried about the person’s response is a normal response to behavior, especially if that person has more power than you. However, know that responding this way does not make the sexual harassment less serious.
Identifying, documenting, reporting, and following through on sexual harassment claims is an intimidating experience so it is important to choose an employment lawyer with specific experience pursuing them. If you are experiencing sexual harassment, our employment law firm can help. Schedule a consultation with one of our employment attorneys today.
Sexual Harassment Video Resources
Knowing your rights in the workplace can help you determine when a fellow employee or boss has crossed the line. Learn more about sexual harassment in the workplace and what your options are. These videos provide a general overview of employment law resources. If you are in need of legal counsel, please schedule a consultation with our employment law attorneys in either North Carolina or South Carolina.
You have the right to be safe in your workplace, and workplace violence is illegal and unacceptable. If you were assaulted at work, our employment attorneys can help you seek redress from your attacker (s) and your employer.
Federal courts have held that if a manager or supervisor commits a single incident of sexual assault, that assault can create a hostile work environment that is actionable under Title VII. In addition to federal charges, you may also have a state cause of action for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress, or False Imprisonment.
All employees are protected by employment laws, and our employment attorneys are here to help you. We represent clients in cases of workplace assault, and we are here to listen to your story and help you understand your legal options. Our goal is to help restore your dignity, defend your compensation, and move towards closure. If you are ready to start the process, schedule an employment law consultation with an attorney at our North Carolina and South Carolina.
Workplace Assault Video Resources
Learn more about workplace harassment and assault and what your legal options are. These videos provide a general overview of employment law. If you are in need of legal counsel, please schedule a consultation with our employment law attorneys in either North Carolina or South Carolina.
The Noble Law Can Help
Federal and state laws provide remedies for harassment on the job, but pursuing a claim is confusing, and stressful. Many employees who take this brave step also find themselves the target of employer retaliation. Choosing strong and experienced counsel is an important step to protect your rights. The Noble Law is trusted counsel for workplace disputes.
A claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or a workplace harassment lawsuit can lead to back pay, front pay, promotion or reinstatement, attorneys’ fees, damages for mental and emotional suffering, punitive damages, and injunctions ordering that the offensive conduct stop, and other relief. Pursuing a claim requires strict adherence to administrative or judicial procedures but we are here to lead you through it.
It is never too soon to speak with a professional. If you contact us while the harassment is ongoing, we can guide you through the steps to address it in an attempt to stop the behavior. If the harassment does not stop, we can help you document and preserve your claims for formal legal action.
Here at The Noble Law, we are committed to educating our communities in North Carolina and South Carolina about employment law and their rights in the workplace. We believe part of our job as an employment law firm is to share our expertise with others. Explore our resources, including more employment law videos, and keep up with our employment law firm news by following Noble Notes.
Along with representing clients with claims of workplace harassment, sexual harassment, and workplace assault, we also represent workers in other areas of employment law. These areas include executive compensation disputes; workplace discrimination; retaliation and whistleblower; and pay, overtime, and leave. Learn more about our employment law firm’s Practice Areas and if you are interested in speaking with one of our employment attorneys in North Carolina or South Carolina, contact us today.