Illinois Employment Discrimination Attorneys
Lawyers for Employment Discrimination Claims in DuPage County
At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, our Wheaton 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 probably 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.
Sexual harassment law firm providing vigorous and skilled representation on a contingency-fee basis. Serving the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, including Wheaton, Naperville, Oak Brook and Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Downers Grove; and throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Will County and Kendall County.
Sexual Harassment: An Overview
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.
What is “Sexual Harassment?”
Sexual Harassment is a form of employment discrimination based upon physical or verbal abuse of a sexual nature. The negative affects of sexual harassment can include the inability of the victim to adequately perform their job, psychological damage, ultimately the feeling that they need to quit their job to avoid the harassment. An experienced employment law attorney can help you determine your rights if you are the victim of sexual harassment.
What Can an Employee Do About Sexual Harassment?
Victims of sexual harassment should not feel powerless even if they are told there is nothing that can be done about the offending conduct. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and many state laws give victims of sexual harassment strong rights. A sexual harassment attorney can help you learn what your rights are.
Keeping a Sexual Harassment Log
Because sexual harassment rarely is limited to a single incident, it is important to document incidents as they occur. It is easier to prove your claim of sexual harassment if you are able to cite to specific incidents and keeping a log of those incidents makes this much easier to accomplish. It is important to consult an experienced sexual harassment attorney early in the process to learn what to document and what details you should include.
Coping with Sexual Harassment
Not only does sexual harassment take an emotional toll on its victim, it often has the affect of damaging the victim's career. Learning to cope with the emotional damage and rebuilding your career after filing a law suit can seem worse than the harassment itself. Engaging the services of one of our experienced sexual harassment lawyers will help you navigate the legal process and can help limit the stress you experience as a result.