Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that is prohibited by both federal and Ohio law. Sexual harassment consists of two types of unlawful employer behavior: hostile work environment and “quid pro quo” harassment.
What is Workplace Harassment?
Sexual harassment constituting a hostile work environment occurs when an employee is subjected to unwelcome sexual comments, sexual advances or sexual conduct that is so severe or pervasive as to alter the conditions of the victim’s employment and create an abusive working environment.
Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when an employee’s subjection to sexual conduct is tied to the grant or denial of job benefits, such as getting or retaining a job, a favorable performance review, or a promotion.
If you want to know more about workplace harassment or sexual harassment, attorney Mark Herron has extensive experience representing individuals and small businesses in sexual harassment cases before The Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in the Courts. Call today for a free consultation.