When you think about sexual harassment, you likely imagine activity that occurs between a male and a female. However, there are instances that occur in the workplace between people who are the same sex. Harassment can also occur between two people with one being transgender or someone who identifies as the same sex as the person who is committing the harassment. Since sexual harassment of any kind is illegal in the workplace, you need to contact an attorney if you have had to deal with this issue.

There are a few components that comprise sexual harassment. These include any unwanted advances that are made by another person, any unwanted comments that are sexual in nature, and any favors that the person asks for that are of a sexual nature. If there are any offers of employment, a raise, or a promotion from an employer in exchange for a sexual act, then this would be an example of a quid pro quo situation. This is one of the most common types of sexual harassment that occurs, and it’s often one of the most misunderstood as some people don’t realize what’s happening until the favor has been asked. If you’re in a position where you need the extra money from a raise or you desire advancement in your career, then you might feel that you have to abide by the request that is made by your employer. If the harassment is severe and takes place over a few weeks or months at a time, then this could constitute a hostile work environment. You feel so uncomfortable in the workplace because of the actions of the other person that you don’t want to work or that you don’t perform in your best manner.

There has been an increase in the number of same-sex sexual harassment cases that have been reported. This is likely due to more people being aware of the rights of those who are in a same-sex relationship and who want to bring attention to those who are of the same sex. It could also be because people who are of the same sex have a desire to harass others in a derogatory manner.

While talking to an attorney, you’ll learn about the types of same-sex sexual harassment that can occur and that should be reported. Any remarks or jokes about genitalia are considered harassment. If you are intimidated because you’re in a same-sex relationship, then this can be considered harassment. A clear type of harassment is when you are verbally or physically assaulted in a sexual manner. This often results in criminal charges that are filed. It’s a type of harassment that you need to report right away so that the person who committed the act can be punished according to the law. Flirting is also considered harassment as it can make you uncomfortable and can sometimes lead to other issues that develop. This type of harassment can sometimes lead to a hostile work environment or one where you experience the same kind of harassment over an extended time even after you tell the person to stop.

When you’re involved in same-sex sexual harassment, you might feel embarrassed to talk about the incident. You might feel as though no one will listen to what you have to say because you and the employer or co-worker who is making the statements or gestures is the same sex as you. However, an attorney is available to listen and advise you as to what you should do while also filing the necessary paperwork for a claim that you want to file or that should be filed against the person who committed the act.

Click To Call!