Chicago Sexual Harassment Attorney
Sexual Harassment Lawyer Representing Clients in Lake County
The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is one of the premier law firms in Chicago handling sexual harassment issues in the workplace. Attorney Ross J. Peters is a top-rated lawyer with a reputation for obtaining restitution for his clients and employing winning legal strategies. He is a champion for those who experience harassment issues including:
- Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
- Unwanted Sexual Advances
- Requests for Sexual Favors
- Offer of Employment Benefits in Exchange for Sexual Favors
- Physical Conduct
- Verbal Conduct
- Submission/Rejection of Sexual Harassment used for Employment Decisions
- Sexual Imposition
- Seductive Behavior
- Sexual Bribery
- Hostile Work Environment
Attorney Ross J. Peters can also help you handle acts of retaliation from reporting sexual harassment. When you decide to work with Mr. Peters, he will walk you through this challenging time of life and share knowledge that will empower you. He can give you sound legal advice on what to do if you are being harassed, explain the effects and types of sexual harassment, and share the myths and realities of sexual harassment.
The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. has secured millions of dollars for its clients. He was one of the attorneys in a case entitled EEOC v. International Profit Associates, Inc. This matter was a class action and resulted in a settlement of $8 million.
What is Sexual Harassment?
Harassment includes making offensive or unwanted remarks or actions. According to the Illinois Human Rights Act (775 ILCS 5/), unwelcome comments or gestures including sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or submission to or rejection of sexual conduct as a condition of decisions or employment are characterized as sexual harassment. Any sexually harassing action that interferes with a person’s work performance or creates a hostile work environment is also prohibited by law.
On a federal level, sexual harassment is considered a form of sexual discrimination and is in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Who Can Initiate a Harassment Charge?
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), anyone who is in an employer-employee relationship has the right to initiate a harassment or sexual harassment charge. The harasser can be supervisor, an agent of the employer, a co-worker, and even a non-employee.
Building a Winning Strategy to Defeat Sexual Harassment Offenders
Attorney Ross J. Peters will examine your case with microscopic precision and determine the best path for achieving your goals. He is skilled in all aspects of representation, from mediation to litigation. It takes courage to stand up against harassing behavior. He knows the value of being able to express how you feel. He will sit with you and listen. He will stand with you and fight.
Contact Attorney Ross J. Peters today to schedule an appointment concerning your sexual harassment or harassment matter. He serves clients in Lake County, Cook County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Will County, Boone County, and Winnebago County. Mr. Peters will meet you at one of his offices or a location of your choosing. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.