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What Is The Difference Between Sexual Harassment And Sexual Assault?

Can Men Be Sexually Harassed?

While most people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania think that only women are the victims of sexual harassment, men can also be victims. Sexual harassment is prohibited at workplaces across the U.S. under state and federal laws. Regardless of whether the victims are men or women, they have the right to work in environments that are free of such behavior. People who are the victims of workplace sexual harassment might want to talk about what has happened to them with the experienced lawyers at Swartz Swidler.

Defining sexual harassment

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, workplace sexual harassment occurs when workers receive unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or are the recipients of other unwelcome physical and verbal acts of a sexual nature when the conduct impacts their ability to do their jobs or when their employment is conditioned on their acceptance or rejection of the advances. Inappropriate touching, displays of sexually inappropriate content and lewd jokes may all be sexual harassment when they are unwelcome.

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Can men be victims?

While most victims of workplace sexual harassment are women, an increasing number of men have been reporting that they have also been victims. In 2015, the EEOC reports that it received a total of 6,682 charges of sexual harassment, and 17 percent of them were filed by men.

Why don’t more men report sexual harassment?

The EEOC believes that many more men may be the victims of sexual harassment than the numbers who file complaints. Some men may not make complaints because they are afraid that they will be mocked by their coworkers. Others who have been the victims of sexual harassment by other men might believe that the fact that they were harassed by members of the same sex makes a statement about their own sexuality. Others may be embarrassed about their inability to handle the problems on their own.

What to do if you have been the victim of sexual harassment

Regardless of your gender, you have the right to work in an environment that is devoid of sexual harassment. If you have been the victim of workplace sexual harassment, you should start by confronting your harasser and telling them to stop. If they persist, you should file a complaint with your company according to its internal procedures. If your workplace fails to act or retaliates against you, the lawyers at Swartz Swidler may be able to hold your employer liable to pay damages to you. Contact Swartz Swidler today to learn more about your rights.

Most Frequently Asked Question: Do I Have A Case?

While it is true that every case is different, The law is pretty clear in most cases. The best way to determine if you have a case is to contact one of our attorneys. For more information check out the FAQ below or visit our FAQ Page

Most Frequently Asked Question:
Do I Have A Case?

While it is true that every case is different, The law is pretty clear in most cases. The best way to determine if you have a case is contact one of our attorneys. For more information on a just a few scenarios checkout the flip box FAQ below or visit our FAQ Page.

A 2017 ABC News – Washington Post Poll Found that 54% of American Women have experienced some sort of sexual harassment at some point in their lives.

6 Steps To Take If You Are Being Harassed in the Workplace

  1. Document any comments or different treatment experienced.
  2. Keep your documentation in a safe place.
  3. Gather all inappropriate texts, email, notes, or other evidence.
  4. Report the harassment at work in writing.
  5. File a complaint with the EEOC.
  6. Contact Swartz – Swidler for legal assistance with your claim.

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Our Locations

Cherry Hill Headquarters

1101 Kings Hwy N
Suite 402
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034

Phone: (856) 685-7420
Fax: (856) 685-7417

Philadelphia Satellite Office

123 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 995-2733