Connecticut Sexual Harassment Attorney

Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal, and victims have recourse under state and federal law. If you have been a victim of sexual harassment, call Moore Kuehn as soon as possible. Our experienced Connecticut employment lawyers can discuss your options and help protect your legal rights.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our Connecticut sexual harassment attorneys have experience on both sides of the docket. This gives us insight into the strategies of the defense, which provides an advantage in your case.
  • Our number one concern is the needs of our clients. You can rest assured that we will always put you first.
  • Our trial lawyers are well-versed in complex litigation with more than 20 years of legal experience.

What Is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is a type of sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

  • Submission to or rejection of this type of conduct is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting the victim;
  • Submission to such conduct is implicitly or explicitly made a condition of the victim’s employment; or
  • The conduct has the effect or purpose of unreasonably interfering with the victim’s work performance or creating a hostile, intimidating, or offensive work environment.

Examples of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in Connecticut can take many forms. Examples of sexually harassing conduct include:

  • Actual or attempted sexual assault or rape
  • Unwanted deliberate touching
  • Standing too close or brushing up against another person
  • Unwanted telephone calls, text messages, emails, letters, or materials of a sexual nature
  • Unwanted sexual questions, remarks, jokes, or teasing
  • Touching or rubbing oneself sexually around another person
  • Making sexual gestures with body movements or the hands
  • Making sexual comments about a person’s clothing, anatomy, or appearance
  • Elevator eyes — looking another person up and down
  • Whistling or making cat calls
  • Winking, throwing kisses, or licking the lips
  • Asking personal questions about sexual history, preferences, or fantasies

Sexual Harassment Posting Requirements in Connecticut

As stated by the Connecticut Department of Labor (CT DOL), all employers with three or more employees must post notices for the benefit of employees concerning the illegality of sexual harassment and the remedies available to victims. These notices must include:

  • Statutory definition of sexual harassment and examples of different types
  • Notice that sexual harassment is prohibited under specific state laws
  • Notice that sexual harassment is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Available remedies, including cease and desist orders, back pay, compensatory damages, and hiring, promotion, or reinstatement
  • Statement that persons who commit sexual harassment may be subject to civil or criminal penalties
  • Address and telephone number of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
  • Statement that, under Connecticut law, a formal written complaint must be filed with the Commission within 180 days of when the harassment occurred
  • The following heading on all notices in large, bold-face type: SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS ILLEGAL

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Our Connecticut trial lawyers at Moore Kuehn have decades of experience handling sexual harassment and other employment law matters. If you have been or are being sexually harassed, contact our firm right away. We can advise you concerning the law and provide high quality legal representation in a sexual harassment case.

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