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Fighting for Oregon Workers Subjected to Sexual Harassment
Workplace sexual harassment can harm careers or leave victims with lasting trauma. The experienced lawyers at the Bullman Law Firm in Portland don’t let harassers off the hook for the damages they cause. Anyone can be the target of sexual harassment, and we are dedicated to helping people hold employers accountable and to collect compensation for the experiences they have endured.
If you have dealt with unwelcome behavior from a supervisor, coworker or third party, please call us so we can start an investigation and present you with options so you can make the best choice for you. Our team fights for workers at the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), BOLI (Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries) and the Oregon state and federal trial and appellate courts.
Businesses must maintain sexual harassment free work environments. This means workplaces free from offensive sexual comments or conduct. The sexual nature of these behaviors can be implied or explicit, and verbal, physical or visual.
Some common forms of sexual harassment are:
- Quid pro quo — This type of sexual harassment often involves a supervisor who offers or withholds promotions or other benefits based on whether an employee will provide sexual favors.
- Hostile work environment — Unwelcome actions that become a routine part of a workplace can create a hostile environment for employees. Repeated sexual advances, propositions and jokes may make employees feel unsafe and unvalued and limit their freedom and opportunities.
- Sex-based harassment — Harassment does not need to be sexual in nature to be covered by Oregon’s sexual harassment laws. One example of sex-based harassment is a boss continually using offensive or discriminatory language about people of one sex to the point that it creates an intimidating work environment.
Though people usually think of sexual harassment as being between a male superior and a female subordinate, anyone can be the victim or the perpetrator of sexual harassment. We have represented clients across all forms of sexual harassment, male to female sexual harassment, female to male sexual harassment and same sex sexual harassment.
If you have experienced any type of workplace sexual harassment, you should immediately consult an experienced attorney. Unfortunately, delay may cause you to lose your rights.
It is illegal for employers to retaliate against their employees for reporting or opposing sexual harassment of supervisors, coworkers or even customers. If a boss tries to intimidate you into withdrawing your claims or staying silent, or if you are fired or passed up for a promotion because you came forward about sexual harassment, we can help to enforce your rights and seek justice.
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We Only Represent Employees
We are willing to take on large corporations and the government in the interest of fighting for our clients and seeking justice in the workplace.