Sexual harassment in the workplace is a commonly occurring, but often unreported issue throughout Pennsylvania. Victims of sexual harassment can be male or female. Sexual harassment can encompass conduct of a sexual nature to another employee against her or his will and includes unwelcome sexual advances, continued requests for sexual favors, or other physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature.
Sexual harassment against an employee can be by a supervisor, co-worker, or in some cases by a third-party while working in your employment capacity. Company hiring manuals or company handbooks, if available, usually describe the steps necessary to document your harassment claim with your employer and a victim of sexual harassment should also contact an experienced attorney familiar with handling sexual harassment cases to ensure paperwork is timely and properly filed with the proper agencies if the matter is not rectified by your employer.