Western Suburban Chicago Sexual Harassment Lawyers
Attorneys for Sexual Harassment in DuPage County
At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, our attorneys are sensitive to the very real trauma caused by sexual harassment on the job. Sexual harassment can take many forms, but there are only two kinds under Illinois law. One is when a boss or someone in authority requests an unwanted sexual or other inappropriate relationship in return for on-the-job benefits, such as a promotion or salary increase. It can also be a promise not to fire or otherwise penalize a person in return for sexual or other favors. The other kind of sexual harassment is the creation and persistence of a hostile work environment. Allowing crude sexual jokes, sexually explicit pictures such as calendars, or sexual comments toward co-workers can create a hostile work environment. Our sexual harassment lawyers have been very successful in obtaining compensation for victims of both kinds of sexual harassment. Contact our Illinois attorneys at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC at 630-665-7300.
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When you consult with our attorneys about filing a sexual harassment claim, we will listen carefully and address your concerns honestly. We offer recommendations about handling your job, if you are still employed. If you decide to move forward with filing a sexual harassment claim, we will explain the process and discuss what might occur during the proceedings. We will outline the compensation you might receive, such as a financial award, the restoration of your job, or a change in your workplace assignment. We will take care to ensure that you are well informed about your options before and during the legal proceedings. We will fight for you, and we will charge no attorneys' fees until you receive compensation.
Most sexual harassment claims involve some form of retaliation, either actual or implied. For example, if you file a sexual harassment lawsuit, claiming your supervisor has violated the company sexual harassment policy, your supervisor may try—and succeed—in firing you. You also may be forced to quit, which is known as constructive discharge. If you were fired because you reported sexual harassment, you need to talk with an employment attorney about a retaliation claim in addition to sexual harassment proceedings.
Timely Filing is Important
It is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible after an instance of sexual harassment or retaliation. As time passes, witnesses forget, filing deadlines expire, and the people involved may move on. To talk with experienced sexual harassment lawyers, contact our law firm, Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, at 630-665-7300. We can help. For more information about sexual harassment, visit our Sexual Harassment Center.