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What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 4112 of the Ohio Revised Code. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.


Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to the following:


  • The victim as well as the harasser may be a woman or a man. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex.

  • The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, an agent of the employer, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or a non-employee.

  • The victim does not have to be the person harassed but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.

  • Unlawful sexual harassment may occur without economic injury to or discharge of the victim.

  • The harasser's conduct must be unwelcome.


It is helpful for the victim to directly inform the harasser that the conduct is unwelcome and must stop. The victim should use any employer complaint mechanism or grievance system available.


The Law Firm of David A. Young, LLC represents executives and employees who are the victims of sexual harassment throughout the State of Ohio. Attorney David Young has been certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in the area of Labor and Employment Law. Attorney Young has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the State of Ohio for the years 2009 through 2013.

         Mr. Young's firm provided me with an overall excellent experience. Mr. Young was knowledgeable, professional, and caring . His staff kept me me well informed throughout my entire legal process. I was very impressed and would highly recommend David to any potential client. After the first meeting with David, I knew I had contacted the right attorney to represent my case. Thank you David, for all your hard work. The foregoing testimonials were reproduced from recommendations made to the AVVO lawyer rating service.

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