Assertive Defense To Sexual Harassment Claims

Allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace are serious and have potentially severe and costly consequences. You have the right to defend your business against these claims. The law firm of Gordon L. Osaka, P.C., can help.

We represent employers and bring more than 40 years of experience to the table. You can be confident we know the steps to take to pursue a positive, cost-effective outcome.

Understanding Sexual Harassment Or Hostile Work Environments

Employees who believe they have been subjected to sexual harassment at work or a hostile work environment can take action against their employer. Forms of sexual harassment they allege may include:

  • Tangible job benefit harassment, also known as "quid pro quo" — This occurs when an employee accuses a manager or supervisor of promising or withholding job benefits in exchange for sexual favors.
  • Harassment or hostile work environment — This common sexual harassment allegation involves severe, pervasive and unwelcome behavior by supervisors or co-workers, which creates an abusive work environment that affects an employee's ability to do his or her job.

We Provide Preventative Steps In Addition To Counsel During Litigation

No matter what form of sexual harassment is involved, the employer can count on us to stand by its side. We will move quickly to determine the strategy to achieve the outcome you need, whether that means negotiation or a trial.

Do you have a sexual harassment policy and complaint procedure in place? It could help you, the employer, win a sexual harassment lawsuit.

Call 503-644-3266 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting to discuss your sexual harassment issue with an experienced lawyer serving employers in Portland, Oregon, and nationwide.