Sexual Harassment & Abuse
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Sexual harassment is illegal and violates Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. No matter what form it takes, sexual harassment can not only be traumatic to the victim but also create significant, wider-spread problems in the workplace.
Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP lawyers handle cases on behalf of victims of sexual harassment and abuse, and have been doing so for the last 10 years. We have the expertise and commitment critical to successfully defending individuals who have suffered abuse, and have restored the dignity of hundreds of victims through tough, honest and unrelenting litigation.
Harassment can manifest itself in a variety of ways. Examples include sexually explicit comments and jokes and verbal or physical advances that interfere with a person's work environment and make the person feel uncomfortable or unwelcome.
According to the EEOC, sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances:
The victim as well as the harasser may be a woman or a man. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex.
The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, an agent of the employer, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or a non-employee.
The victim does not have to be the person harassed but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.
Unlawful sexual harassment may occur without economic injury to or discharge of the victim.
The harasser's conduct must be unwelcome.
If you feel that you have been the victim of sexual harassment or abuse, please fill out our online consultation form, and one of our sexual harassment lawyers will contact you. Our lawyers have successfully tried many harassment cases. It is a good idea to keep a record of the date and times when you believe sexual harassment occurred, along with the names of the individuals involved and any witnesses. Also, keep any letters, emails or voicemails that could serve as evidence of the incident.
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