Our firm understands the heartbreak sexual harassment can have on an individual. If you are in this unfortunate situation, read on and give us a call today to speak with a skilled Knoxville sexual harassment attorney about your options. At Morris and Doolan, our legal team is committed to ensuring you and your rights are protected always.
What is sexual harassment in Tennessee?
You will want to recognize that sexual harassment in Tennessee is not specified by just one rude remark or action, but instead only if it is a persistent behavior. It is highly likely that you will have a possible sexual harassment claim if you have multiple instances of this inappropriate behavior. Some of the most common examples of this include the following:
- Written or graphic materials that devalue or attack an employee or group of employees as a result of their gender
- Physical or verbal behavior that shows resentment towards an employee because of their gender, such as persistent unwanted physical or verbal comments
- Comments, jokes, or slurs that are aimed at employees of a particular gender
What does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 mean?
According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, victims of sexual harassment are protected. Sexual harassment is defined as a discriminatory action, which is why if you are facing this painful situation, you will have the right to bring a suit against your employer.
If you have been a victim of harassment, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to start creating your claim. At Morris & Doolan, PLLC, our legal team will do whatever is required to ensure that you and your rights are defended. We are just one call away.
What is the statute of limitations for discrimination claims?
If you have encountered sexual harassment and would like to pursue legal action, you will need to do so through the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. In Tennessee, the statute of limitations for discrimination claims must be received by the Tennessee Human Rights Commission within 180 days from the date of the incident. This means that if you fail to file your claim within 180 from the date of the last harassment incident, you will likely lose the opportunity to file this claim entirely.
Do not wait to retain the services of an experienced Knoxville harassment attorney today to begin the claims process. If you have our legal team on your side, you can feel more comfortable knowing you are meeting each important deadline.
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