Do you feel that you have been subjected to unwelcome sexual advances, touching, requests for sexual favors, sexual comments or bullying by the opposite sex that has affected your employment, interfered with your work performance or created an intimidating or offensive work environment? Or, do you think you were denied a job, promotion or salary increase by your employer based on your rejection of unwelcome sexual behavior? If you answered yes to any of these questions, there are employment laws that can protect your rights as an employee and provide monetary benefits if your supervisor or a co-worker is engaging in unlawful sexual harassment.
Year after year, there are many employees who are victims of sexual harassment by their employers and awarded monetary benefits. In 2014, there were 6,862 charges alleging sexual harassment filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Although some of these charges were dismissed, the EEOC collected $35 million in non-litigated matters and additional monies for litigated matters.
Federal and state laws prohibit sexual harassment. The laws related to sexual harassment are complex so it is best to get the opinion of an experienced sex harassment lawyer in Chicago to help you understand your rights and potential actions you can take to address the unlawful sexual harassment.
If you think you are the victim of sexual harassment, please feel free to call our experienced Chicago sexual harassment lawyer at (773) 842-2888 or