Sexual Harassment

Indianapolis Sexual Harassment Attorneys

Experienced Sexual Harassment Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout Indiana

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that can occur in workplaces across the country and in nearly every industry. It is defined as the repeated bullying, coercion, or inapprpriate actions of a sexual nature against an employee. It can involve unwelcome sexual advances, coercion into committing sexual acts in exchange for favorable treatment, or repeated acts involving derogatory statements, questioning about one's sex life or sexual history, or unwelcome physical contact.

Sexual harassment can damage or even destroy an individual's career. Unfortunately, however, an employee may file a claim for sexual harassment simply in an attempt to pursue damages when no such harassment actually took place. Such an allegation of sexual harassment can damage a company's image and productivity.

At Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP, we work with companies that have been accused of failing to address sexual harassment correctly. We will take any business-related matter to court when necessary. Our attorneys provide comprehensive representation in employment practices disputes.

What Is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is any pervasive sexually-based behavior that causes an individual to feel sexually threatened in his or her workplace.

Sometimes, sexual harassment is subtle and can seem minor. Examples of this type of sexual harassment include off-hand questioning about one's personal life or preferences, "accidental" brushing up against an individual in the workplace, nicknames such as "sexy" or "hottie," inappropriate jokes, displaying provocative material, or comments about one's dress, body, or behavior. If an employee reports this type of harassment, and a company does not take appropriate actions to address the issue, the employer may be accused of allowing a hostile work environment that could threaten an employee's well-being.

Other forms of sexual harassment are more forceful, and they can have far more damaging effects on an individual's career and personal life. Examples of this type of sexual harassment include repeated attempts by one party to have another party date or engage in sexual activity with him or her. A supervisor may promise an employee that he or she will receive a promotion, better hours, or other perks if he or she dates or engages in sexual activity with him or her. The opposite may also occur, and a supervisor may withhold promotions and favorable working conditions unless the employee engages in sexual activity with him or her.

It is important to note that many individuals may believe an action to be sexual harassment, even though it may not be a violation of any law. In this case, the individual may choose to file a claim against the company, regardless of the claim's merit. If this is the case, the company should retain an attorney to help fight the allegations and prevent damage to the company's name.

Contact Our Indianapolis, IN Sexual Harassment Claim Defense Lawyers

At Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP, we take all sexual harassment claims seriously. We represent employees in cases of alleged harassment, focusing on every element of the cases that are brought to us. We defend companies against various claims, and we will take cases all the way to trial when necessary. Do not wait to begin working with our Indiana employment attorneys to develop your defense against an employee's claim. Contact our attorneys today at 317-635-7700.

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