The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC represents clients in sexual harassment claims all over Texas and the United States, and is an aggressive advocate for our clients and their rights. We are committed to helping employees fight for their rights when they have been sexually harassed.
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991 and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, all of which apply to employers with 15 or more employees, individuals are protected from sexual harassment.
One form of sexual harassment is by subjecting an employee to a hostile work environment, which may include sexual advances and innuendos, and other conduct of a sexual nature through comments, pictures, physical gestures, texts, emails, messages and other similar conduct. Hostile work environment sexual harassment exists where such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance, creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
Another form of sexual harassment is called Quid pro quo sexual harassment. This type of sexual harassment consists of a requirement to acquiesce to unwelcome sexual conduct in order to obtain an employment opportunity or benefit, or on the contrary, being denied an employment opportunity or benefit as a result of a refusal to acquiesce to such sexual conduct.