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Ross Jeffrey PetersClients’ ChoiceAward 2017 Attorney Ross J. Peters is a renowned Illinois employment lawyer that has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. Mr. Peters was named by his peers as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in Plaintiffs' Employment Law. Mr. Peters also earned four "Superb" 10.0 Avvo ratings in employment law, sexual harassment, workers' compensation, and personal injury.

Chicago Verbal Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Lake County Sexual Harassment Attorney Helping Clients in North Chicago, Highland Park and Libertyville

The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is an eminent Chicago area firm handling sexual harassment matters in the workplace.  When employees and potential employees encounter sexual misconduct, the emotional impact is often devastating. Attorney Ross J. Peters takes pride in softening the blow of an inappropriate and sexually-motivated encounter by fighting tirelessly for the rights of the victim involved. Turning victims into victors is central to the practice of this top-rated lawyer who has over 18 years of experience in employment law. You do not have to endure unlawful treatment in the workplace. You have a voice. Let Ross Peters protect your rights and strengthen your ability to speak out against injustice.

Defining Verbal Conduct in Sexual Harassment Claims

Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment involves the exchange of employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors or any expectation of sexual performance. Another form of sexual harassment is a when a hostile work environment is created due to unlawful sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexual imposition, and seductive behavior. Physical conduct is not the only way a person can be harassed. The harasser may also engage in verbal misconduct.
Verbal sexual harassment occurs when there are certain types of offensive communication. Unwelcome sexual statements, regardless of medium (oral, written or electronic) can include but not be limited to:

  • Sexually explicit jokes
  • Comments about physical characteristics and attributes
  • Displaying, discussing or distributing sexually explicit materials
  • Pressuring people for sexual contact, favors or interaction
  • Phone calls, text messages, visits, notes, or letters requesting sexual or intimate contact/relations

While an occasional joke or isolated event may not necessarily be classified as sexual harassment, the claim should be investigated. At times the magnitude and impact of an event or act, not the quantity of interaction can denote harassment. Attorney Ross J. Peters knows how to analyze the situation and put things in perspective for his clients.

Understanding Laws That Protect Against Sexual Harassment

As an employee in Illinois, you have the right not to be addressed in a sexual or menacing way due to your gender or sexual orientation. If you think that you have been wrongly discriminated against, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim. The Illinois Human Rights Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 define sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination and provide protection against unlawful employment practices resulting from discriminatory actions. When you hire Ross Peters, you are getting a staunch advocate for employee civil rights who is up to date on current laws and rulings for sexual harassment cases in Illinois. He will administer the full strength of the law as it relates to your claim and present a winning strategy that places you on the best possible position and protects your goals and interests.

Contact Attorney Ross J. Peters today to schedule an appointment concerning your sexual harassment matter. He serves clients throughout Lake County, Cook County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Will County, Boone County, and Winnebago County. Appointments can be made at convenient locations of your choice. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.

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