Workplace Sexual Abuse
Sexual violence, including in the workplace, is far more common than many realize. It is one of the most under-reported crimes in society.
Everyone has the right to feel safe at work, and it is an employer’s responsibility to ensure their employees’ safety. When they shirk this responsibility, employers can be held responsible for sexual violence that occurs within the workplace.
What Constitutes Workplace Sexual Abuse?
There are many different examples of sexual abuse in the workplace. For example:
- Employee raped by their boss
- Forcing an employee to engage in sexual activities against their will
- Sexually exploiting an employee for money, power or status
The law forbids employers within the U.S. from retaliating against employees for speaking out against workplace sexual abuse or filing a charge of sexual abuse. Employers are also forbidden from retaliating against employees who participate in workplace sexual abuse investigations.
How PCVA Can Help
If you or a loved one has been the victim of workplace sexual abuse, you need an attorney advocate that understands the situation and can help you navigate the legal process. Our experienced trial attorneys handle every case on an individual basis to help clients recover the maximum compensation.
When you’re ready to talk, we’re here to listen. Consult with a lawyer for free by completing our intake form or calling us at (253) 948-3199 or (206) 536-2850. All conversations are confidential.