Constructive Discharge as a Result of Sexual Harassment
When an employer’s behavior becomes so intolerable that an employee feels that they must resign, the employee may have been forced into what is legally known as a constructive discharge. When it results from persistent sexual harassment, employers who contribute to the constructive discharge of any of their employees may be held financially liable for your damages. The Austin constructive discharge attorneys at The Melton Law Firm understand how financially damaging a constructive discharge can be for an individual, especially when it results from sexual harassment.
If you felt that you had to resign from your position as a result of sexual harassment, our Austin constructive discharge attorneys can help you find justice.
Grounds for Constructive Discharge
In most cases, the following criteria must have been met for your resignation to be considered constructive discharge:
- You were sexually harassed by your employer or coworker; and
- After complaining to your immediate supervisor, boss, or human resource department, the sexual harassment continued; and
- The sexual harassment was or became so upsetting that any reasonable person would prefer to quit rather than continue working in such an environment; and
- The sexual harassment and subsequent resignation occurred in close proximity to one another.
No one should have to endure sexual harassment in their workplace; our Austin attorneys will aggressively pursue financial compensation from employers who engage in or who tolerate sexual harassment.
Contact an Austin Constructive Discharge Attorney
At The Melton Law Firm, our Austin constructive discharge attorneys take sexual harassment very seriously and we will aggressively pursue financial compensation from any employer who has caused their employee to quit on grounds of unwanted sexual advances. To discuss the particulars with one of our experienced Austin constructive discharge attorneys today, please call (512) 330-0017.