In our Employment Law blog, we've talked in the past about seeking help when something just doesn't feel right in the workplace. Some people are tentative about seeking counsel when they aren't sure that they have a claim, but are often surprised when they learn that the law really does provide protection. It is the legal representatives they talk to that change what they know about the law, but that isn't the only things that changes.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is something that should never be tolerated. In Missouri, workers are protected from harassment under both state and federal law. When harassment occurs despite the laws, the employee can file a civil lawsuit against their employer. Most often these cases are based on a supervisor's actual harassment or his or her failure to correct harassing behavior by other employees.