If you are being subject to sexual harassment from your landlord, you may have grounds to bring legal action. Sexual harassment can include lewd remarks, propositions, and insulting comments of a sexual nature, in addition to a range of other suggestive behaviors. You do not have to tolerate this abuse. Document what happened at each incident, including the day, time and circumstances. Then call a Tenants’ attorney to discuss your rights and how to proceed. Frequently, a lawyer’s letter to the landlord demanding an immediate end to the offending behavior, and threatening legal action if it continues, does the trick. If the offences are serious enough, you may be able to sue and collect monetary damages.
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