Common Sites Of Sexual Harassment And Assault
When sexual harassment reports emerge, the common assumption is that an incident occurred in one’s place of work. In truth, sexual harassment can occur in many places outside of the professional world.
The lawyers at Fuller & Ahern, P.C. offer compassionate legal counsel to survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assault throughout Colorado. We know how difficult such experiences can be. This is why we strive to serve as a means of support for the individuals we represent, while pursuing legal remedies that put an end to mistreatment.
Employers Must Provide A Safe Environment
Workers in Colorado have a right to feel safe from harassment while they are at work. As such, employers have a legal obligation to take measures to protect their workers from such incidents. When they fail to act adequately, they may be liable for the harassment one has endured.
Employers should train their supervisors and employees about sexual harassment and install strong, zero tolerance anti-harassment policies. When receiving reports of sexual harassment, employers must take reasonable action to correct what occurred and prevent future harassment. If they neglect to do so, our firm can help hold them to account.
Skilled Trial Attorneys With Broad Experience
Our attorneys provide support to individuals who endure harassment in a variety of settings, including:
- Schools and universities: Teachers, professors and other staff violate the trust of students by engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior. These staff members also have a duty to be on the lookout for signs of sexual harassment — whether initiated by school workers or by students.
- Churches: Religious institutions have a history of ignoring and covering up instances of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Yet even as faith-based organizations remain important to communities throughout the state, they must actively reckon with any misbehavior that occurs under their auspices.
- Bars and clubs: As people consume alcohol, the chances of acting aggressively increase. This makes drinking establishments frequent sites of inappropriate behavior. Property owners are obliged, to the extent possible, to ensure that their venues are safe.
- Doctors’ offices, hospitals and nursing homes: People are especially vulnerable when visiting a health care facility. Unfortunately, harassment and assault are an increasing problem in such places, and it’s important to be aware of the risks.
Of course, these are just a few of the most common sites of mistreatment. Our firm is here to help no matter where or how an incident occurred.
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