Catcalls Cause Personal Injury
There is sufficient evidence indicating that persistent, sexual harassment (in or out of work) causes depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Although the typical example is a construction working making inappropriate comments to women passing by, there are countless situations in which you can be harassed while going about your daily business.
If the harassment happens while you are at work, then it becomes an employment law case. However, if you are outside of work and the harasser is working, then you can use a personal injury attorney to sue. And you wouldn’t be suing the harasser; you’d be suing his or her employer.
All employers must require that their employees conform to strict, behavior guidelines. If those employees don’t act in respectful ways, the employer is liable for those actions. Catcalls, lewd gestures, and inappropriate looks are seen by most courts as a form of violence. If you walked into a coffee shop and the barista slapped you in the face, you would sue the coffee shop owner. The same laws apply to sexual misconduct
You have to right to walk down the street or into a business without the threat of sexual violence. Contact a personal injury attorney immediately to get guidance as to how you can start to collect evidence and stop the harassing behavior.