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Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment Attorneys | Washington, D.C., Maryland & Virginia; Federal Employees Worldwide

Sexual harassment, a form of sex discrimination, is described by the courts in two different ways. The first is where the sex harassment was perpetrated by a supervisor and a "tangible employment action" occurred. The second is where a supervisor or co-workers create a "hostile work environment" by their deeds or actions without taking a tangible employment action. In either case, a person's ability to work effectively, enjoy a positive work environment, and have a successful career is adversely affected.

At Passman & Kaplan, P.C., Attorneys at Law, in Washington, D.C., our team of attorneys is dedicated to powerful representation of workers in sexual harassment cases. If you have been the victim of a tangible employment action or are working in a hostile environment, contact us today.

Sexual Harassment Involving a Tangible Employment Action

A tangible employment action is when an employer or supervisor conditions an offer of employment, promotion, or some other positive job benefit, such as training or work assignments, in exchange for sexual favor, or even just dating. A threat of termination, demotion or other discipline if the employee does not engage in a sexual or personal relationship with the supervisor also constitutes a tangible action sexual harassment. If you find yourself in such a situation, confused about how to effect change without jeopardizing your job, call on our attorneys to help.

Alleviating a Hostile Work Environment

When ongoing sexual advances, sexual comments or behavior by a supervisor or, in certain situations, a co-worker, client or vendor, make it difficult for you to perform your job duties, you can take legal action. At Passman & Kaplan, we work to put an end to harassing behavior such as inappropriate touching, comments, images or e-mails in the workplace. No matter your gender or the gender of the person harassing you, our lawyers can aggressively advocate for you.

Protecting Your Rights in the Workplace

The men and women who make up our legal team work closely with clients, applying their knowledge and experience to your situation. We know that in cases of workplace sexual harassment, the most urgent concern is making it stop. Beyond helping to put an end to these destructive behaviors, we can assist you in gaining equitable relief and monetary awards for job consequences, emotional suffering and pain.

Contact us by-e-mail or call 202-789-0100. Nearby clients in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia often choose to come to our office for clients for an in-person consultation, and we offer a long-distance consultation for federal employees nationwide and abroad.

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