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Help, My Manger Is Sexually Harassing Me At Work! I Need The Top Sexual Harassment Lawyer And Best Wrongful Termination Attorney In Ohio!

On Behalf of | Aug 2, 2016 | Employment Discrimination, gender-discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination |

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Is it really all about the Benjamins? Recently, Daily Mail reported that Benjamin Wey, a Wall Street CEO, was forced to pay his former female intern $5.65 million in conjunction with a sexual harassment lawsuit. Our regular employment discrimination blog readers already know that sexual harassment in the workplace is a type of gender discrimination that violates both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Ohio Revised Code 4112. (See Who Can I Sue For Sexual Harassment? – Call The Right Attorney; and What Can I Do If My Boss Sexually Harasses Me?).

Unlawful sexual harassment may be either in the form of quid pro quo harassment or hostile work environment. Quid pro quo sexual harassment occurs when (1) an employee is subjected to unwelcome sexual harassment, be that in the form of sexual advances or requests for sexual favors; (2) the harassment is unwelcome; (3) submission to the harassment is a condition for receiving job benefits, or refusal to submit would result in termination or denial of job benefits; (4) the harasser was a supervisor or agent of the employer; (5) the employee was harmed; and (6) the harassment caused the employee’s harm. Examples of quid pro quo sexual harassment are: a boss tells their employee that he or she will be fired or demoted if they do not have sex with the boss or give a manager a blow job; an employee breaks off a consensual relationship with a supervisor; and then the employee refusing that offer is demoted or fired.  (See Can My Boss Fire Me If I Refuse His Sexual Advances? ; Can I Sue If My Boss Texted A Demand To Have Sex With Him?; and My Boss Forced Me To Have Sex! )

Hostile work environment is a bit different. To establish a claim for hostile work environment, the victim employee has to show that (1) he or she was subjected to unwanted harassment; (2) the harassment was based on sex; and (3) the harassment was so severe or pervasive that it altered the conditions of employment. Examples of hostile work environment are: a supervisor showed employees pornographic pictures or porn videos; a boss gave an employee a sexually suggestive nickname; or a mangers grabbed or touched an employee in an inappropriate sexual manner, such as on the butt or the breasts. (See Can I Sue My Same Sex Boss For Sexual Harassment?, Does My Boss Need To Stop My Sexually Harassing Coworker? Can I Sue My Job For Sexual Harassment By Customers Or Coworkers?)

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Although nothing can ever right the wrong of sexual harassment, cold hard cash sure does help. Benjamin Wey’s former intern accused him of pressuring her into sex. They had several sexual encounters before the intern rejected his further attempts, and Benjamin eventually wrongfully fired the woman employee when he discovered that she had a boyfriend. This would fall under the former category of quid pro quo sexual harassment. And the female employee got a huge payout, $5.65 million to be exact. But that was not the end of it. As part of their settlement agreement, Benjamin was required to pay the intern $10,000 for every negative tweet he published about her and $50,000 for each time he tried to communicate with her. The former employee now has asserted t that Benjamin violate the twitter agreement 59 times, and tried to communicate with her 26 times. She is now suing him for an addition $2.4 million. That’s a lot of Benjamin’s Benjamins.

Sexual harassment is unlawful under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and similar Ohio laws. Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination. If you feel that you are being sexually harassed or are working in a sexually charged or hostile working environment, you should not wait to call the right attorney at 866-797-6040 to schedule a free and confidential consultation. At The Spitz Law Firm, you will meet with a sexual harassment lawyer/hostile work environment attorney to find out what your legal rights are and the best way to protect them. Sexual harrassment is a form of gender discrimination, and employers should be held accountable if they discriminate against female workers in any fashion – but particularly for sexual harrassment. It does not matter if you have been wrongfully fired or are still employed, there is no reason to wait to find out what your legal rights are and how to protect yourself from sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

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