If you have been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you should immediately seek legal representation from a qualified Hinesville sexual harassment lawyer.
We will do our part to stop the harassment and aggressively pursue just compensation for the physical, financial and emotional damages you have experienced.
The Nye Law Group’s experienced attorneys are well versed in the laws on sexual harassment in the workplace and we will thoroughly investigate your claim to help you obtain fair compensation.
Our Hinesville personal injury attorneys offer a free initial consultation and we do not receive compensation unless we achieve a fair settlement or verdict for our clients.
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Examples of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 defines sexual harassment as unwelcome verbal or physical actions of a sexual nature that creates an unreasonable interference in an employee’s performance or that creates a hostile work environment.
Common examples of sexual harassment include:
- Emails with sexually explicit content
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- Offensive jokes of a sexual nature
- Negative remarks about someone’s sex
- Unwelcome physical contact such as patting, rubbing or pinching
- Objectifying another person
- Rude comments about someone’s appearance or body parts
- Sexual assault
Sexual harassment can be committed by men and women and the harassing behavior does not have to be directed at someone who is the opposite sex of the harasser.
Usually there must be a series of these types of actions for it to be considered harassment. However, there are some cases where isolated actions are considered harassment, if those actions are especially egregious.
Also, the law divides sexual harassment into two categories: harassment that creates a hostile, uncomfortable work environment and quid pro quo harassment.
Quid pro quo harassment occurs in situations where harassment is a condition of employment or when an employer asks for sexual favors in exchange for promotions, raises or other benefits.
If you have suffered any of these forms of harassment, you may be able to file a sexual harassment lawsuit to recover compensation.
You need an experienced Hinesville sexual harassment lawyer who knows how to investigate these cases and defend your right to have a workplace free of sexual harassment.
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How a Hinesville Sexual Harassment Lawyer Can Help You
When you contact our attorneys, we will carefully review the details of your claim to get a complete picture of what you have experienced, including when and where harassment occurred, how often it happened, how severe it was, and how you initially reacted to it.
Our attorneys will also gather all of the relevant evidence, which may include:
- Interviews with witnesses
- Security camera footage
- Records describing how your employer handled past cases of sexual harassment
If your employer has policies for reporting sexual harassment, we may advise you to report the harassment to the appropriate department at your employer, probably human resources. If appropriate, we may file a formal sexual harassment charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
If your employer does not adequately resolve the situation, the next step may be to file a sexual harassment lawsuit.
At this point, your employer may decide that it wants to negotiate a settlement. However, our attorneys will not accept any settlement offer that is less than what you are entitled, and we are fully prepared to take your case to trial to achieve justice.
Contact our Hinesville sexual harassment lawyers today at 855-856-4212.
Compensation in a Sexual Harassment Case
Your sexual harassment attorney may be able to recover various types of compensation for your claim, including:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills, including the cost of therapy and counseling
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship, which covers the effects of the harassment on a victim’s marriage
- Reinstatement to your position if the harassment caused you to lose your job
If the harassment you suffered was particularly egregious, you could recover punitive damages, which are intended to discourage other employees and companies from engaging in or allowing such conduct.
Our Hinesville sexual harassment lawyers will carefully review your case and pursue all of the compensation you deserve for the effects of the harassment. We know that compensation cannot change what happened, but it can help you as you attempt to move forward from this awful experience.
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Contact Our Caring Attorneys Today
It is a shame that some people either do not know when they are engaging in sexual harassment or simply do not care to change their behavior. Fortunately, the law protects people like you from this conduct that creates a hostile work environment.
The Nye Law Group’s Hinesville sexual harassment lawyers will fight for your rights and aggressively pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered.
We work on a contingency fee basis, so we do not charge attorney’s fees or other legal costs unless we are successful.
Call 855-856-4212 to speak with an attorney right now.