It is astonishing that sexual harassment still occurs on a regular — and indeed, a frequent — basis in various employment settings, from manufacturing plants to offices to professional practices. Despite our nation’s numerous advances in women’s rights, deep-seated prejudices still surface, particularly in industries that involve a strict hierarchical structure. For example, nurses, dental hygienists and others in the health care profession may sometimes face overt or under-the-table harassment by superiors.
At Humphrey Law Firm, P.C., we strive to uphold the foundational proposition that every hardworking American deserves a harassment-free workplace. Des Moines sexual harassment attorney Marc Humphrey and his staff share a commitment to facing down injustice. We represent women, men and transgender individuals throughout Iowa who have been subjected to sexual harassment or employment discrimination in the workplace.
Understanding Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment encompasses a broad range of conduct, including:
- Derogatory remarks
- Off-color jokes
- Unwelcome comments
- Sexually suggestive emails, images, posters or other displays
- Inappropriate touching
- Requests or pressure for sexual favors
While superiors, supervisors and managers are sometimes the perpetrators, in many cases, your co-workers and colleagues may be the harassers. Persistent harassment can create a hostile work environment, making it extremely difficult for you to do your job or even show up for work knowing what’s facing you there.
Many human resources departments have internal complaint procedures for reporting sexual harassment. Some employers even impose mandatory reporting requirements on employees who observe sexual harassment taking place. However, if your employer does not have these procedures or fails to address the problem, you may be entitled to bring a legal claim to enforce your rights. Iowa law provides protections for those who report sexual harassment or workplace discrimination.
Protecting Employees’ Rights In Hostile Work Environments
Our firm provides sensitive and confidential guidance for victims of sexual harassment at work. Clients find attorney Marc Humphrey friendly, easy to talk to and approachable. As an experienced practitioner with more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Humphrey is dedicated to standing up for the underdogs and combating injustice wherever it arises.
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If you are suffering from harassment in the workplace, contact our office for a free, confidential consultation to learn more about your legal options. We offer convenient evening and weekend appointments. Marc Humphrey handles sexual harassment cases statewide and is relentless about pursuing justice for victims of Iowa workplace sexual harassment.