Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination that violates federal law – Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – as well as Louisiana state law. Unlawful sexual harassment can take the form of quid pro quo harassment or a hostile work environment. Quid pro quo harassment means that an employee was subject to an adverse employment action – was terminated, demoted, or had another action taken against him or her – as a result of his or her acceptance or rejection of the alleged sexual harassment. A hostile work environment means that the harassment suffered by the employee was so severe and pervasive that it created an abusive work environment.
We represent employees in cases involving sexual harassment and retaliation. If you have experienced or are experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace, contact our office at (504) 603-1500.