Sexual Harassment Attorneys in Boise, ID
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Idaho Human Rights Act, it is unlawful to harass a person because of their sex. Harassment can include unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment does not have to be sexual in nature as it also includes offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, sexual harassment can include making offensive comments about women in general.
Both the victim and harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.
Although the law does not prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).
If you believe you have been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you should promptly contact a qualified sexual harassment attorney, so your claim can be pursued within the limited filing time. Sexual harassment lawyers require time to file for sexual harassment since, under Title VII and/or under the Idaho Human Rights Act, the harassment must first be filed with the Idaho Human Rights Commission before a sexual harassment attorney can pursue such claims in Court. While the process might be emotionally taxing, having those that infringed on your rights be held accountable might also bring about personal closure. The most important goal for our sexual harassment lawyers is to make our clients feel comfortable with the process, making sure that it is run on their terms and at their speed. Call Rossman Law Group and setup a confidential consultation with a sexual harassment attorney today.