Due to a number of high-profile cases, sexual harassment and abuse are, at long last, getting the attention they deserve. For too long, women have been forced to suffer at the hands of men, many of whom are in positions of power, facing harassment, mistreatment, and abuse that has traditionally been swept under the rug. Now, the tide seems to be turning as more and more women speak up about the abuse they have suffered.
Sadly, it would be folly to believe that the recent attention being given to this serious issue will make it easier for victims of harassment and abuse to get justice. Virginia Beach employment attorney James H. Shoemaker aims to change this.
You are protected by state and federal law against sexual harassment at work. There is no exception to this. If you have been harassed, your safety, comfort, and rights have been violated and, when your safety, comfort, and rights are violated, you are entitled to seek justice through swift and aggressive legal action. Attorney Shoemaker is here to help. Please call 877-445-3160 to schedule a free consultation and learn how.
Most Americans Agree That Sexual Harassment is a “Serious Problems”
A new Washington Post/ABC-News Poll has found that 64% of Americans find sexual harassment in the workplace to be a “serious problem.” This same poll found that 41% of employed women who are under the age of 40 report having been sexually harassed at work. 25% of employed women over the age of 40 report the same thing.
According to the Post-ACB poll, 3 in 10 women have found the level of harassment they endured so aggressive that they consider it sexual abuse. This is entirely unacceptable.
Over the course of just a few years, the number of people who find sexual harassment in the workplace to be a serious problem has increased by 17%. This is encouraging indeed, but the problem is far from solved. Awareness and disapproval of sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace is just a starting point. Until the problem has been eliminated, it will demand experienced attorneys and brave women stand up to their abusers and fight for justice.
It is important to remember that sexual harassment claims can be brought against fellow employees as well as supervisors. This problem is not limited to men already in positions of power, it is a common behavior in men who desire power over women. With 30% of women reporting a male coworker, not a superior, initiated unwanted sexual advances and 54% of women reporting that they have been harassed either in or outside of their place of employment, the scope of the problem becomes much more evident.
Is sexual harassment and abuse a serious problem? Absolutely yes. Is there a way for women who have been forced to endure it to seek justice? Absolutely yes.
We are Here to Help
You needn’t be a victim of Harvey Weinstein or any of the other household names who have recently been accused of harassment and abuse to seek justice following sexual mistreatment. All you need to be is willing to take a stand and tell your abuser that you will not sit silently by, allowing him to harass others with impunity. We are here to help you do just that.
Attorney Shoemaker is a dedicated and compassionate employment lawyer with over 20 years of experience. If you have faced sexual harassment at your place of work, Attorney Shoemaker is here to stand by your side and fight tooth and nail to help see dignity resorted and justice served. Please call our Virginia Beach office at 877-445-3160 to schedule a free and confidential consultation today.
Located in Virginia Beach, Attorney James H. Shoemaker serves victims of sexual harassment and abuse throughout the nation.