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 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 retaliation termination. If you are terminated, employers are required to investigate any reports of sexual harassment, and if they fail to do so, they may be liable for victims’ 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 help you understand your rights and options for filing a sexual harassment claim or a lawsuit for sexual harassment and retaliation discharge. If you decide to work with us to pursue a claim, we will schedule an intake interview to gather all the specific information neccessary 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 is protected 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 surrounding areas, including DuPage County, Cook County, Will County, Kendall County, and Lake County.
All parents want what is best for their children, but sometimes those desires do not line up with what is required by law or what is expected by society at large. One issue that can cause a great deal of controversy is parents’ decisions about the vaccinations that children receive. Regardless of your individual beliefs on this issue, the law currently allows for religious exemptions in a school setting. However, even if parents have a legitimate reason for why their child should not receive certain immunizations, they may face a variety of legal issues related to the child’s enrollment in both public and private schools. Recently, some private schools have stated that they will no longer accept religious exemptions to immunization requirements, and pending legislation in Illinois may make it more difficult to obtain religious exemptions for vaccinations by placing additional restrictions and requirements on parents.
If your child has been denied enrollment in a public school, private institution, or daycare facility because of issues related to vaccinations, the school law attorneys of Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC can help you understand your legal options. We will work with you to protect your right to a religious exemption to immunizations, and we will help you determine how to respond to any actions taken by a school in response to your decisions regarding what is best for your child. Whether you want to ensure that you have taken the proper steps when enrolling your child or need to address the denial of school enrollment for your child, we can offer the legal help you need. Contact us today at 630-665-7300 to schedule a consultation.
Under the Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/27-8.1), parents who object to the immunization requirements for their children may file a Certificate of Religious Exemption when enrolling children in school. This form will detail the specific religious reasons they are making an objection and the vaccinations they have chosen not to administer to the child.
A Certificate must also be signed by an authorized healthcare provider. This signature does not indicate that a doctor has agreed with the parents’ reasons not to vaccinate a child, but it will note that the doctor has provided the parents with education regarding the benefits of immunization and the risks that foregoing vaccinations may present to the child and the community.
The decision about whether to enroll a child who has not received the proper immunizations will be made by the “local school authority,” which may be a public school admissions office or the admissions committee of a private school.
This authority will determine whether the exemption is being requested because of valid religious objections. A school may also exclude a child from attendance if there is an outbreak of a disease for which the child has not been immunized.
At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, we can help you understand your rights and requirements regarding religious exemptions to immunizations. Whether you want to make sure your religious objections are submitted correctly or need to address the denial of enrollment for your child, we will work to protect your child’s best interests. Contact us at 630-665-7300 to schedule a consultation with our attorneys. We assist parents with school and vaccination law matters in Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Western Springs, and throughout DuPage County and the surrounding areas.