Beverly Sexual Harassment Attorneys

Compassionate, Experienced Beverly Sexual Harassment Attorney Serving Illinois

Despite increased public awareness and on the job training programs, sexual harassment continues to occur. When you are experiencing problems with this form of discrimination or need to defend yourself against a lawsuit, the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline is here to help. Our experienced Chicago area sexual harassment attorneys have over 30 years’ experience in protecting the dignity and rights of those involved in these types of cases. We combine the compassionate, caring client service you need with legal experience you can count on to protect your rights and interests.  

Illinois Sexual Harassment Laws

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that is punishable by law in the state of Illinois. Victims may be entitled to financial compensation, including lost wages, job reinstatement, and financial settlements meant to punish the offending party.

Understanding exactly sexual harassment is and who it affects can prevent you from being a victim, while also helping to avoid legal hassles due to the conduct of your employers. Under the Illinois Human Rights Act,  sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or sexually based conduct used as a condition of employment, in making hiring and pay grade decisions, or to create a hostile atmosphere on the job. This type of behavior includes the following:

  • Sexual jokes and comments;
  • 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.

Situations in Which Sexual Harassment Can Occur

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) advises that sexual harassment can in a variety of situations, including the following:

  • Cases in which either men or women are the harasser or victim;
  • Situations in which harassment comes from members of your own sex;
  • Third party claims filed on the basis of an offensive work environment.

Harassment claims can also be filed in cases where no job or financial losses were suffered. According to the EEOC, victims are protected against retaliation for making sexual harassment claims against, as well as for speaking out on behalf of other workers or participating in discrimination lawsuits.     

Our Experienced Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorneys Are Here To Help

If you are being sexually harassment or are facing a lawsuit, contact our experienced Beverly sexual harassment attorney today. At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline, we provide the compassionate, experienced legal representation you need to protect your rights in these types of cases.