Articles Posted in Valentine’s Day

Ellen Johnston

Dallas Employment Trail Lawyer Ellie Johnston

As Valentine’s Day approaches, love is in the air, but it’s essential to strike a balance between romance and professionalism in the workplace. For employees navigating relationships at work, understanding the implications of Valentine’s Day festivities and workplace dynamics is crucial. In this blog post, we’ll explore how Valentine’s Day intersects with employment law and the potential legal considerations that employees should be aware of, with the guidance of a plaintiff’s employment law firm.

 Many people spend a significant portion of their waking hours at work, making it a common place for relationships to develop. While workplace romances are not inherently problematic, they can give rise to legal issues if not managed appropriately.

Sexual harassment in the workplace is not a new phenomenon. It has always been an issue. In light of the #Metoo movement, employees nationwide are more willing to publicly condemn their harassers and hold employers accountable for their inaction. As Valentine’s Day approaches, this blog will highlight various examples of sexual harassment in the workplace, and explore behaviors that, while inappropriate, do not rise to the level of sexual harassment.  

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. EEOC guidelines define sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

  • • Submission to such conduct is a term or condition of an individual’s employment. 
  • • Submission or rejection of the conduct is a basis for employment decisions.
  • • Conduct of a sexual nature has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with work performance.
  • • Conduct of a sexual nature creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. 

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