The firm handles many sexual harassment cases for employees, executives and professionals who have been subjected to a hostile work environment as a result of behavior, vulgar sexual comments, sexual advancement, unwanted touching and contact. Bias can also be proven if employees are affected by disparate treatment, causing some to be treated more favorably than other employees
Harassment Due To Sex
Workplaces must adhere to the law which provides employees with an environment free from any form of sexual harassment.
While it is generally not unlawful to experience run of the mill conflict between two employees. Because of this, even if there is some kind of unfair treatment, unequal division of workload, comments or contact, it is not necessarily illegal unless it can be proven that it is due to an illegal reason that it is sexual in nature.
A manager could merely be basing his/her actions on subconscious biases or stereotypes, prompting a subtle and unintentional form of harassment while some managers could condition employment benefits based on sexual favors, prompting an intentional and significant form of harassment.
To prevail in this kind of case, plaintiffs need to prove the claim of harassment and, or, bias. The best kind of proof for this case would be direct evidence, though circumstantial evidence can also play a factor to make the case, especially when there is plenty to go around.
If you believe that you have a claim of sexual harassment, or bias that can be supported with direct or circumstantial evidence, let us analyze your claim thoroughly and consider all matters of harassment that may apply. Regardless of the harassment situation, we will take our understanding of the law, coupled with our experience and resources to prove your case and get the compensation you deserve. We invite you to contact us today to seek more information or to schedule a confidential consultation for your case. We are conveniently located in Downtown Chicago to serve our local residents.
The firm assists women who have been victims of sexual harassment in the workplace whether the harassment is in the form of a hostile work environment or the employee has been subjected to physical sexual contact.
As well as women, the firm assists all employees, professionals and executives who have been victims of sexual harassment in the workplace whether the harassment is in the form of a hostile work environment or the employee has been subjected to physical sexual contact.
The firm also assists employees, professionals and executives who are experiencing discrimination and retaliation for having reported harassment, whether the harassment is due to race, age, national origin or religion.
Contact Lisa Kane & Associates today for a confidential consultation.