Georgia Attorney Defends Employers Against Sexual Harassment Claims
Skilled employment lawyer protects your organization in the Marietta area
Under federal law, workers are entitled to a workplace free from harassment and discrimination, enabling employees to bring sexual harassment claims against their employers. Unfortunately, these claims may be unfounded or exaggerated. At The Gunn Law Firm LLC, I defend employers in the Marietta area and throughout Georgia who face sexual harassment claims. I provide the advice and advocacy your business requires to challenge false or overblown accusations.
Proven Georgia advocate advises on the laws governing sexual harassment
Workplace sexual harassment is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This law applies to nearly all organizations with 15 or more employees. The law protects against two specific types of sexual harassment, known as hostile work environment and quid pro quo. At The Gunn Law Firm LLC, I have the background and ability to defend clients against claims of both types.
Established firm challenges quid pro quo sexual harassment
These claims allege either an offer or a threat made in an attempt to get an employee to perform a sexual act. In some cases, a promotion may be offered in exchange for sex. In other cases, there may be a threat of dismissal or a change in working conditions unless the employee engages in such an act. I use all possible evidence to defend your Marietta business against a quid pro quo claim.
Determined counselor handles hostile work environment claims
A hostile work environment is one in which the behavior by coworkers or supervisors is intimidating, hostile or offensive. Constant lewd comments and repeated unwanted sexual advances fit into this category of claim, as does the exhibition of sexual content in the workplace. I will help your business prove that this behavior did not exist or that supervisors had no reason to know of its existence.
Experienced litigator challenges sexual harassment allegations
I will defend your business against harassment claims by showing that the accuser cannot substantiate every legal element of their claim. In order to hold a business liable, a worker must prove that:
- The behavior was pervasive, offensive and unwelcome.
- The employer did not take swift action to fix the problem.
- The employer had actual or constructive knowledge of the behavior.
My firm will present a strong defense that challenges these elements and works to mitigate the damage on your business's reputation and ability to thrive.
Contact a knowledgeable Georgia employment attorney for sexual harassment defense
If your business faces a claim of sexual harassment, The Gunn Law Firm LLC provides the strong defense you require. Call My Marietta office at 470-508-0020 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation. My firm represents clients throughout Georgia.