Chicago Sexual Harassment Attorneys

Sexual Harrassment Attorney

Law Firm Representing Victims of Workplace Harassment in Illinois and Throughout the U.S.

Nobody deserves to work in an environment where they feel threatened or uncomfortable. Unfortunately, sexual harassment in the workplace is far too common in the United States, and both men and women may experience harassment from superiors or coworkers. Sexual harassment is never acceptable, and victims who have experienced harassment should work with an attorney to understand their legal options.

At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, our lawyers understand the emotional, personal, and professional difficulties that sexual harassment can cause, and we are dedicated to helping victims achieve justice for the harm that has been done to them. If you have experienced harassment, we will work to protect your rights and ensure that your harasser is held responsible for their actions.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Any unwanted or unwelcome actions or comments of a sexual nature may be considered sexual harassment. Workplace harassment can be overt, such as a supervisor requesting that an employee engage in sexual behavior, or it can be subtle, such as a person repeatedly brushing up against a coworker while acting as if the contact was accidental. An employee who experiences any form of harassment should report it to their employer immediately, and the employer should take steps to address these issues and ensure that all employees are able to work in a safe environment.

An employee who has suffered harm because of sexual harassment may be able to pursue compensation from their employer through a civil lawsuit. In these cases, a victim must typically show that one of two types of sexual harassment has occurred:

  • Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment - This occurs when an employee's employment status, position, or compensation is affected by a supervisor's unwelcome behavior. Examples include offering a promotion in return for sexual favors, threatening termination if sexual demands are not met, or implying that a raise or promotion is based on an employee's response to sexual advances.
  • Hostile Work Environment - An employee may experience a wide variety of behaviors from coworkers, supervisors, or customers that affect their ability to perform their job. Examples include comments about a person's appearance, the use of demeaning terms or nicknames, unwanted touching or contact, or sharing inappropriate jokes or pornographic images. Anything that makes an employee feel threatened or uncomfortable should be addressed by the employer.

Unfortunately, many victims do not report sexual harassment because they fear that their job may be in danger. However, it is illegal for an employer to fire an employee for reporting sexual harassment. An employee who was terminated, suspended, demoted, denied a promotion, or was otherwise punished or penalized after making a report of harassment may be able to pursue an employment discrimination lawsuit.

Contact a Cook County Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawyer

At TKK, our compassionate attorneys know how difficult it can be to deal with harassment in the workplace. You deserve to be compensated for the harm done to you, and this may include receiving back pay if you were wrongly terminated or demoted, repayment for the loss of fringe benefits, or damages for the emotional distress you have experienced. We are prepared to fight for your rights and pursue justice by holding your employer responsible for any discrimination that occurred. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options, contact us at 312-605-8800.

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