St. Louis Sexual Harassment Law Practice
Sexual and Other Harassment: Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that is prohibited by state and federal law. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, or gender. Anti-discrimination laws also prohibit harassment against individuals in retaliation for filing a discrimination charge, opposing discriminatory employment practices, or participating in an investigation, proceeding, or lawsuit against the employer.
Minor slights, annoyances, and isolated incidents will not generally rise to a level of unlawful harassment. To be unlawful, the conduct must create a work environment that would be intimidating, hostile, or offensive to reasonable people. Offensive conduct may include inappropriate jokes, slurs or epithets, physical assaults or threats, offensive objects or pictures, false accusations of mistakes and errors, intimidation, exclusion, withholding resources and information necessary to do the job, sabotage, use of insults, excessively harsh criticism, and unreasonably heavy work demands designed to ensure failure.
Harassment can take the form of sexual harassment. This form of harassment occurs to male and female employees alike. Sexual harassment may include unwanted touching, sexually suggestive comments or jokes, requests for sexual favors, verbal abuse or threats, stalking, and acts of physical or even sexual assault.
The Kennedy Hunt, P.C. practices in the following Missouri locations: St. Louis city, St. Louis County, St. Charles County. In Illinois: Alton, Belleville, Bloomington, Collinsville, Columbia, East St. Louis, Edwardsville, Fairmont City, Fairview Heights, Granite City, O’Fallon, Springfield, Waterloo.
If you have been subjected to sexual harassment or forced to work in a hostile environment because of your race, color, national origin, religion, age, or disability, contact the Kennedy Hunt, P.C..