BEFORE YOU GO TO HUMAN RESOURCES OBTAIN THE ADVICE OF A QUALIFIED ATTORNEY
Many employees who are being harassed just want to make it stop and see that the wrongdoer is punished. It is important that you understand that Human Resources exists to protect your employer, not you. What you tell Human Resources may get back to the person you are complaining about. Retaliation is common.
If you are going to complain to Human Resources you need to go armed with with evidence your harasser cannot deny. Our firm will advise you without charge how to collect the necessary evidence. If you want to know whether you have enough evidence to sue we will advise you without charge. We never charge a fee unless you obtain financial recovery. All consultations are strictly confidential.
Examples of illegal sexual harassment include being forced to hear offensive sexual speech or witness offensive sexual conduct, repeated come ons after you have indicated you are not interested, demands for intimacy by your boss (especially in exchange for promotion or keeping your job), and put downs based on gender or sexual orientation.
GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN PAY AND PROMOTION
In 2010 Novartis paid $175 million to settle a class action consisting of 6,200 female sales reps. Since then there have been multiple suits alleging that female sales reps are sexualized, demeaned, denied promotion, given worse territories than men and paid less for the same or similar work. Women complain of a Boy's Club environment, stereotyping women as caregivers and men as breadwinners,