Workplaces are supposed to be a comfortable environment for employees to come and do their work. It is far too common for women to be victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. The most common way that a claim for sexual harassment arises is simply from an overall workplace culture that creates a hostile work environment.
A corporate culture where employees are regularly telling dirty jokes, sending inappropriate emails, or having sexual relations with each other can all create a hostile work environment.
Another form of sexual harassment which can become very serious very quickly is what's known as quid pro quo, or 'this for that'. A claim for quid pro quo sexual harassment usually arises when a supervisor propositions an employee that he will give a promotion, raise or some other favorable treatment in exchange for sex. Claims for sexual harassment are treated very seriously in Nebraska. McNamara Law Firm can counsel and advise employees who believe they may have been victims of workplace discrimination or sexual harassment.