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Ashburn Sexual Harassment Attorney

Caring, Professional Sexual Harassment Attorney Ashburn, Illinois

On the job, in school, and in personal or professional organizations, situations can occur in which you feel intimidated or offended by the sexually based conduct of another. In these situations, the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline is here to help. We have spent the past 30 years protecting the integrity and dignity of our clients. We provide compassionate, comprehensive legal representation you can count on, whether in taking a case to trial, negotiating a settlement, or defending your reputation against unjustified claims.

Illinois Sexual Harassment Laws

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination, and understanding what it is and who it affects can help you prevent you from becoming a victim, while also helping to protect yourself and your company from costly lawsuits and employee claims. Under the Illinois Human Rights Act,   sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances, and requests for sexual favors, or any sexually based conduct that is used as a condition of getting and keeping a job or favorable treatment, or to create a hostile atmosphere. This type of behavior includes:

  • Sexual jokes, comments, and innuendos;
  • Explicit emails or flyers;
  • Propositioning and pressuring coworkers for dates;
  • Whistling and making catcalls or other types of sounds;
  • Unwanted hugging, touching, or rubbing against;
  • Making sexual comments about an employee to other workers.

Sexual Harassment Can Impact Anyone

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual discrimination can happen to anyone. It occurs under a variety of conditions, including the following:

  • Those in which either men and women are the harasser or the victim;
  • Cases involving those sexually harassed by members of their own sex;
  • Third party victims impacted by the offensive environment;
  • Claims based simply on the fact that the conduct was unwanted, as opposed to job or financial loses.  

Regardless of the category you fall under, you have the right to speak up for yourself when sexual harassment occurs. Under federal law, employers may not retaliate against an employee for filing a sexual harassment claim, for speaking up on behalf of victims, or for participating in any way in any type of discrimination lawsuit or action.    

Contact Our Experienced Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Today

If you have been the victim of sexual harassment or have been wrongly accused of inappropriate behavior, contact our experienced Ashburn sexual harassment attorney today. At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline, we act as a strong legal advocate on your behalf, looking out for your best interests while working diligently to ensure your rights are protected.