If you believe that you suffered an adverse employment action, such as:
- Not hired for a job
- Fired or forced to resign
- Difficult working conditions (harassment, unequal working conditions)
And you have evidence that the employer’s actions were based on one, or more, of the following:
- Ethnic origin
Then we can review your situation to determine if you were a victim of illegal workplace discrimination. You may be entitled to hiring, reinstatement, compensation, and corrective actions in the workplace among other forms of relief. If you are an employer facing a discrimination claim, we can provide needed advice and representation.
Sexual harassment is actually a form of sex discrimination and is prohibited by both state and federal law. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines sexual harassment as:
“Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature . . . when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individuals’ work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.”
If you have been subjected to inappropriate or unwanted comments, physical contact, or other actions, and you believe it is because you are a man or a woman, you may be entitled to relief. Sexual harassment in the workplace does not have to be tolerated. If you are a victim of sexual harassment at work in Arizona, please contact us for an evaluation of your situation.
If you are an employer who faces allegations of sexual harassment, you need to know your rights and obligations. Mr. Hoggard has represented both employers and employees in preventing or resolving sexual harassment claims.