Unlike other crimes, it is not clear when someone is or is not threatened or intimidated, as it is a personal, rather than objective, state. 13-1202 states that the penalty for injuring someone or damaging another’s property out of intimidation can be a class 1 misdemeanor.Because of this, the legal defense for threatening and intimidation charges must be aggressive and unwavering. If that conduct is done in retaliation for someone reporting criminal conduct, such as assault or domestic violence, this can become a class 6 felony.The abuser inflicts pain when and where she or he chooses, keeping the target (victim) off balance knowing that violence can happen on a whim, but dangling the hope that safety is possible during a period of peace of unknown duration.The target is kept close to the abuser by the nature of the relationship between them -- husband to wife or boss to subordinate or co-worker to co-worker. If you’ve been charged, contact our office today to receive a free case consultation with our attorneys.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is against the law and will not be tolerated.
Further, all employees are expected to take appropriate measures to prevent sexual harassment.
Unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature should be stopped before it becomes severe or pervasive and rises to a violation of law.
When the Department determines that an allegation of sexual harassment is credible, it will take prompt and appropriate corrective action. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: 1) An employment decision affecting that individual is made because the individual submitted to or rejected the unwelcome conduct; or 2) The unwelcome conduct unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or abusive work environment.
Certain behaviors, such as conditioning promotions, awards, training or other job benefits upon acceptance of unwelcome actions of a sexual nature, are always wrong.