I work for a state entity. After returning from maternity leave, my supervisor told me "your titties are too big, you need to get a bra." She did this in front of all of my co-workers. They were all laughing at me. As a result, I have not returned to work and I am under psychological care.
Employment / Labor Attorney
If you believe that you have been subjected to sexual harassment or sex discrimination, including pregnancy discrimination, you have to decide if you want to pursue such a claim against your agency. If you do, then you must file a charge of discrimination (sexual harassment is a form of discrimination) with either the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Office of Administrative Hearings, Civil Rights Division (OAH-CRD) to protect your rights moving forward. However, this comment, while inappropriate is not enough to establish either unlawful harassment or unlawful discrimination.
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Sexual Harassment Attorney
I always think it is wise to visit with an attorney who specializes in sexual harassment and personal injury cases and discuss these matters in detail and get legal advice as what would be your best course of action. An attorney can give you an opinion as to whether you have a viable claim, and what procedural steps you should take. Many attorneys handle these cases on a contingency percentage fee, taking a percentage of the recovery. There are no hourly fees and most attorneys do not charge anything for an initial appointment to discuss your case. I would suggest that you begin your search for an attorney on this Avvo website. There is a tab "Find A Lawyer" on the home page of Avvo at www.avvo.com that will help you find a lawyer in this practice area in your locale. Good luck!
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