Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 24, 2009
Dozier Law Group, LLC has settled a sexual harassment and retaliation case for $405,000 involving a claim by a former security officer of an Atlanta jewelry company that he was sexually harassed and terminated after reporting the harassment to management in violation of federal employment law.
The plaintiff alleged that during his employment as a security officer he was subjected to various acts of sexual harassment, including unwanted sexual attention and sexual propositions from a female senior manager, numerous instances of inappropriate and unwanted physical contact, and inappropriate and offensive comments. The plaintiff asserted that he reported the sexual harassment to senior management in accordance with company policy and, after doing so, he was terminated by the harasser as an act of retaliation. After filing a charge of discrimination with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Atlanta, Georgia, the plaintiff filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Fulton County. After protracted litigation, the case was resolved through a negotiated settlement for $405,000.
Sexual harassment is a type of job discrimination that is prohibited by employment law. It comes in many forms, and the victim may be either a woman or a man. The harasser does not have to be the opposite sex for the conduct to qualify as sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is defined as offensive and unwelcome sexual conduct from a supervisor, co-worker, or anyone else in the workplace. It can include such things as:
- Unwelcome physical contact of a sexual nature
- Requests or suggestions for sexual activity
- Sexually suggestive or offensive remarks, stories and jokes
- Graphic comments about a person's body or physical appearance
- Displays of sexually suggestive objects, screen savers, pictures, cartoons and similar items
- E-mails and other communications of a sexual nature
If you or someone you know has been sexually harassed at work, you probably have a number of questions and concerns about Atlanta employment law. Because such claims turn on very specific facts and circumstances, it is important for you to contact an experienced Atlanta sexual harassment lawyer. We encourage you not to delay consulting with legal counsel, as sexual harassment cases require certain steps to be taken to preserve one's rights. Contact Dozier Law Group at (404) 949-5600 to learn more about your legal rights or to discuss your particular situation.
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Dozier Law Group represents clients in and around the Atlanta metro area, including Alpharetta, Fairburn, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Decatur, Lithonia, Druid Hills, Dunwoody, Tucker, Marietta, Smyrna, Vinings, Duluth, Acworth, Fayetteville, Marietta, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Chamblee, Snellville, Woodstock, Gainesville, Morrow, Carrollton, College Park, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Newnan, Conyers, Covington, Canton, Milton, John's Creek, Stockbridge, McDonough, Douglasville and other cities throughout the state of Georgia. To discuss your legal issue with an Atlanta injury lawyer, contact Dozier Law Group (dozierlawgroup.com) at (404) 949-5600.