Sexual harassment is an incredibly serious issue in the workplace, and anyone who has been a victim of sexual harassment should take steps to understand their rights. Many sexual harassment cases also involve retaliation, such as the firing or forced resignation of a person who reports sexual harassment. When a victim has suffered financial harm because of sexual harassment, whether due to the loss of their job or impairment to their ability to earn an income, they may be able to obtain financial relief through a sexual harassment lawsuit.
At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, our Illinois attorneys know how difficult it is to talk about the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Our lawyers take the time to make you feel as comfortable as possible. We offer suggestions on how to handle your immediate situation on the job. We listen carefully, and we address your concerns honestly. If you decide to move forward with filing a sexual harassment claim, we explain the process and discuss what will happen during the proceedings. We explore the kind of relief you might get, such as a financial award, the restoration of your job, or a change in workplace conditions. We make every effort to ensure that you are informed about your options before and during the legal proceedings. Contact a knowledgeable sexual harassment lawyer at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC to discuss your sexual harassment claim.
There are typically two separate ways that a sexual harassment victim can obtain relief. The first is the sexual harassment claim itself. This claim may be brought against a person who committed sexual harassment, as well as a company that allowed the sexual harassment to occur or did not take the proper steps to protect employees against a hostile work environment after sexual harassment was reported. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination, and victims can seek compensation for the harmful effects harassment has had on their psychological health and their career.
Since most sexual harassment situations involve some form of retaliation, the second way a victim can obtain relief is through a retaliation or wrongful termination lawsuit. If an employee who reported harassment was fired, demoted, or faced other adverse actions because of this report, they may be able to recover damages from their employer. These damages may include lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering.
If you have been the victim of sexual harassment, it is essential to report it to your employer. Doing so will help ensure that you will be able to pursue a claim for wrongful termination or discrimination. Employers are required to investigate any reports of sexual harassment, and if they fail to do so, they may be liable for a victim's damages. If you do not make a complaint, your options for pursuing relief may be limited.
MKFM's Managing Partner George Frederick, Esq. represents clients who have been the victims of sexual harassment, and his decades of experience in employment law ensures that they are able to address issues related to sexual harassment and retaliation discharge. He also has experience in family law, providing him with an understanding of the emotional issues that victims and their family members may face and helping him approach each case with the compassionate and dedicated advocacy clients need. His legal honors include designations by Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers, and an Avvo Rating of 10.
When you work with our attorneys, we will initially speak with you to discuss your case, examining the details of your situation and helping you understand your rights and options for filing a sexual harassment claim or a lawsuit for sexual harassment and/or retaliatory discharge. If you decide to work with us to pursue a claim, we will schedule an intake interview to gather all the specific information necessary to proceed, ensure that your concerns are being addressed, and discuss the legal steps we will take. All discussions are completely confidential.
Sexual harassment is a serious violation of an employee's rights, and employees are protected against sexual harassment under federal and state law. Although the perpetrator may consider his or her behavior harmless or even funny, the victim of sexual harassment is often demeaned and humiliated. Consulting an experienced employment lawyer can help you protect yourself and understand your rights under the law.
At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, we provide vigorous and skilled representation for sexual harassment victims on a contingency-fee basis. Contact us today at 630-665-7300 to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in Chicago, Illinois and the surrounding areas, including DuPage County, Cook County, Will County, Kendall County, and Lake County.