Belleville Employer Retaliation Attorneys
Sexual harassment is illegal under Illinois and federal laws. Though it can occur in a number of ways and happen between people of the same gender or different genders, sexual harassment typically refers to inappropriate conduct in an employment situation. The harassment can occur between co-workers, but it is often perpetrated by a boss against an employee. It can include:
- Sexual propositioning by a manager or superior
- Offering a promotion in exchange for sex
- Sending sexual images, e-mails, texts, Facebook messages or other communications to someone else
- Unwanted touching or sexual advances by one employee toward another
In addition to the problem of harassment, some employers and managers may retaliate against an employee who reports inappropriate behavior. This is also illegal.
Sexual Harassment Claims
If you believe you are being sexually harassed, an experienced attorney can help you explore your legal options, which may include filing a harassment claim — a lawsuit — against your employer. As aggressive attorneys who are known for fighting for our clients' rights, we can work to hold accountable employers who tolerate harassment or retaliation. Damages can include financial compensation, restoration of employment and penalties for employers.
Contact an Edwardsville Sexual Harassment Attorney
Harassment can be an uncomfortable topic, and some employees are afraid that they will lose their jobs if they report inappropriate behavior. During a free, confidential consultation, we will help you understand your legal rights and your choices for moving forward. Contact us to speak to a lawyer about your situation.