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Mt. Greenwood Sexual Harassment Lawyers

Experienced Mount Greenwood Sexual Harassment Attorney Serving Illinois

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that can have ramifications in both your personal and professional life. If you are facing harassment from a boss or coworker or are currently facing a lawsuit, the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline can help. With more than 30 years’ experience in handling these types of cases, our Chicago area sexual harassment attorneys provide clients with the professional legal service they need to protect their rights and interests.  

Illinois Sexual Harassment Laws

Under state and federal law, sexual harassment is considered a form of discrimination, entitling victims to compensation through claims and lawsuits. Under the Illinois Human Rights Act, employers can be held liable for sexually harassing behavior, which is defined as unwanted sexual advances, sexually suggestive conduct, and requests for sexual favors that are conditional as a part of their job or a factor in receiving raises and promotions. Examples of this behavior include:

  • 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.

Who Can Be Affected By Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment can affect anyone, regardless of whether they are male or female. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), cases involving harassment include:

  • Men or women as either the harasser or victim;
  • Sexually aggressive situations between members of the same sex;
  • Those indirectly affected as the result of sexually offensive conduct in their work environment.

Harassment claims can be valid, even if no job or financial losses occur. The EEOC advises that victims are protected by law against retaliation from their employers for filing a claim, as well as for testifying or in other ways participating in harassment lawsuits.

Reach Out to Us Immediately

If you are experiencing sexual harassment or are involved in a lawsuit, contact our experienced Mt. Greenwood sexual harassment attorney today. At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline, we act as a strong legal advocate you can trust, protecting your rights and interests while assisting you in getting the best possible results in your case. We serve Mt. Greenwood and the surrounding Chicago area; call or contact us online today to request a confidential case consultation.