Unfortunately, cases involving allegations related to sexual harassment in the workplace are fairly common. The large majority of these cases, however, are filed by female employees who purport male superiors or colleagues carried out wrongful acts of sexual harassment. Men too, however, are often the victims of sexual harassment. Due to embarrassment and shame, however, many men fail to come forward and report such abusive and illegal actions and behaviors.
A Texas man recently filed a lawsuit against his former female supervisor asserting sexual harassment, retaliation, age discrimination and wrongful termination. The man filed the lawsuit after he claims he was fired as a result of complaining to upper management about his female supervisor's sexually-charged actions and advances.
Included in the lawsuit are assertions related to how the female supervisor routinely chastised and harassed male employees. What's more, the man alleges the female supervisor made several sexual advances towards him and engaged in retaliatory actions when the man rebuffed her advances and reported her behavior to upper management.
Additionally, the man, who was employed as a manager, claims the same female supervisor failed to classify him in payroll documents as a manager. She did so, he contends, to avoid paying him overtime wages to which he was rightfully entitled.
The man is suing under grounds of sexual harassment, age discrimination and retaliating against an employee all of which are in violation of the Texas Labor Code. The man is seeking to recover compensation related to lost wages, mental anguish and compensatory damages.
Our law firm helps defend the rights of individuals who have suffered sexual harassment and discrimination at the hands of a supervisor or colleague. Our attorneys have experience in handling such matters and can help ensure for the best possible legal outcome.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record, "Male store manager claims wrongful termination for reporting female supervisor's sexual advances," Michelle Keahey, April 22, 2013