Is it worth filing a sexual harassment complaint if the harassment was only verbal?

By Douglas Lipsky

It is absolutely worthwhile to file a complaint of sexual harassment where the actions creating the harassment are limited to comments, verbal acts. In fact, many of the cases we handle are exactly that nature. They’re comments, statements, unwelcome jokes, epithets things of that nature. All of which are verbal and can create a hostile work environment.

About the Author
Douglas Lipsky is a co-founding partner of Lipsky Lowe LLP. He has extensive experience in all areas of employment law, including discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, unpaid overtime, and unpaid tips. He also represents clients in complex wage and hour claims, including collective actions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and class actions under the laws of many different states. If you have questions about this article, contact Douglas today.