Sexual harassment is not permitted in the workplace. There are a number of Tennessee State laws and Federal laws that prevent such types of harassment. Sexual harassment in the workplace occurs when an employee is subjected to unwanted comments, touching, or requests of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment may be from a coworker or a supervisor. Most employers have policies in place that prohibit sexual harassment. If you are being harassed in the workplace and your employer has notice of the harassment but fails to take action to correct it, you may have a claim for sexual harassment. An employer will only be liable for sexual harassment if they have actual notice of the circumstances and fail to take action.
If you have been sexually harassed in the workplace, please contact us at Batson Nolan. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with a free consultation to discuss your case.