Massachusetts Workplace Sexual Discrimination Lawyer
Americans are spending more time than ever before in the workplace. Because work consumes so much of our time, a problem in the workplace can have a devastating impact on an employee and his or her family. In no situation is this more true than when an employee experiences sexual harassment.
What is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment can include sexual gestures, physical touching, verbal or written sexual remarks, sexual jokes, and displaying sexual pictures or cartoons. This type of sexual harassment is called hostile work environment sexual harassment. Sexual harassment can also occur when an employee is coerced to perform sexual favors in return for keeping their job or getting a promotion or other work benefit.
Sexual harassment is demoralizing and humiliating. It causes enormous psychological harm and financial insecurity for the employee. Sexual harassment changes the lives of its victims.
A Record of Courtroom Success
BHPK attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of employees in discrimination and harassment cases filed in the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and in the state and federal courts, prevailing both in jury trials and in public hearings.
We have represented nurse’s aides, medical assistants, laborers, dispatchers, cashiers, servers, restaurant managers, hotel clerks, public employees and many, many others against a diverse group of employers including transit companies, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, and cleaning companies. A sample of our sexual harassment cases include:
- A female dispatcher of a transit company whose boss sexually assaulted her while she was working;
- A restaurant manager whose boss made persistent sexual advances toward her;
- A teenager working as a nurse’s aide whose boss fondled her breasts; and
- A Wal-Mart employee whose co-worker made graphic sexual comments, mimicked sexual acts, and whistled at her.
At the Boston, Massachusetts law firm of Brody, Hardoon, Perkins & Kesten, LLP, we are highly sensitive to the needs of our clients and understand the dynamics of workplace sexual harassment. Our extensive experience helps us develop the best strategies for our clients that take into account their particular goals and circumstances.