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Woman Claims She Was Sexually Harassed by Work Supervisor

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A female employee of Superior Energy Services has filed a lawsuit against the company because she claims that she was a victim of sexual harassment and that her civil rights were violated while working with the company.

The Southeast Texas Record reports that the alleged sexual harassment victim, Mindy Hasler, filed a lawsuit against Superior Energy Services on June 11 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division. The woman has a Texas employment lawyer representing her in the case and hopes to recover damages from lost income, humiliation, embarrassment, emotional distress, mental pain and suffering, fear and damage to her reputation, punitive damages and court costs.

Mindy Hasler alleges that Superior Energy Services allowed her to work in a hostile work environment and that she was harassed by her supervisor through racist jokes, sexist jokes and perverted games. The plaintiff says that she complained to upper management about her supervisor's behavior, but no action was taken.

According to FindLaw, sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Unwelcome sexual advances, sexual jokes, and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature can all be considered forms of sexual harassment. Supervisors, managers, coworkers, and even customers may be responsible for creating a hostile environment where sexual harassment occurs. A single isolated incident may not be considered hostile environment harassment unless it is extreme or outrageous, but if harassment occurs on a regular basis, then there's room for a possible legal claim.

Related Resources:

  • Sexual Harassment: Examples and Types (FindLaw)
  • Fighting Sexual Harassment  (FindLaw)
  • See a Houston Employment Lawyer (FindLaw)

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