Unwanted Physical Contact
In the State of Massachusetts, unwanted physical contact such as touching, kissing, patting, brushing up against a person’s body, blocking a person’s movement can be a form of sexual harassment.
If you have to put up with sexual jokes, comments about your anatomy, sexual advances, catcalls, sexually offensive advances, contact or intrusions, whether it adversely affects your job or not, this may amount to sexual harassment.
Any conduct is unwelcome when an employee does not invite it and if the employee feels it is undesirable or offensive. Unwanted physical conduct is unlawful.
In a sexual harassment case, you may be able to recover back pay, future damages, interest, damages resulting from emotional distress, punitive damages, and your legal costs.