Sometimes, a defendant in a sexual harassment lawsuit will sue the Plaintiff in the same lawsuit. This is known as a counter claim or a cross claim. Typical counter claims in sexual harassment lawsuits are charges that the plaintiff stole property, employees or confidential information from the employer.
Not only is sexual harassment illegal. The law also prohibits:
- Racial harassment
- Religious harassment
- Age-based harassment
- Harassment based on disability
- Harassment based on ethnicity or national origin