Perhaps you laugh nervously and play along. Maybe you wince or leave the room. Perhaps you have protested and been subjected to backlash and ridicule. Sexual jokes are not merely “inappropriate” in the workplace — they can constitute sexual harassment.
If you have been repeatedly subjected to graphic or sexually suggestive jokes at work to the point that it has created a hostile work environment, The Cromer Law Group PLLC can stand up for you. We have recovered compensation for sexual harassment victims throughout metro Detroit, Oakland, Wayne and Macomb County, Michigan. Contact us today for a FREE case evaluation with one of our aggressive and experienced Michigan employment attorneys.
Sexual Jokes Are Not Appropriate in the Workplace:
Metro Detroit, Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb County, Michigan
There’s nothing wrong with your sense of humor if you are offended by sexual jokes. They can be graphic, shocking and embarrassing. They can be demeaning and reinforce negative stereotypes. They can make you feel self-conscious or defensive. They can also be a gateway to unwelcome sexual advances or other forms of sexual harassment. The bottom line is that your employer should not allow sexualized jokes or obscene language in the workplace if a reasonable person would be offended or intimidated.
Sexual jokes that may be considered harassment can include:
- Graphic descriptions of sex acts/body parts
- Jokes containing sexual language and profanity
- Sexual innuendo aimed at you
- Sex jokes told loudly for all to hear
- Sexual jokes or cartoons e-mailed to your work computer
An issue that can arise in these cases is that the victims have forwarded jokes that were sent to them or engaged in banter in the workplace because they were afraid they had to try to “fit in.” The defense (employer/harasser’s attorney) may also argue that other co-workers were not offended by the same jokes. We keep the focus on jokes and behavior that are specifically aimed at you or that cross the line into sexual harassment.
Talk to Us Today About Sexual Harassment
Have you been exposed to sexual jokes in metro Detroit, Oakland, Wayne, Macomb County, and all of southeastern Michigan? We will take the time to listen and vigorously pursue your legal recourse if you have grounds to sue.
For a FREE confidential consultation with an experienced employment law attorney, call 248-809-6790 or 313-213-5875 (24 hours) or contact us online.
This testimonial or endorsement does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
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