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Chicago Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Lake County Sexual Harassment Attorney

The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is one of the premier employment law firms in Chicago. Attorney Ross J. Peters is a top-rated lawyer with over 18 years of experience handling employment law. Mr. Peters is extremely knowledgeable about sexual harassment claims and takes the time to explain challenging subjects to his clients. He has seen the toll that sexual harassment can take on both men and women.  He works hard to take care of the legal aspects so clients can move forward and heal.

What are the Effects of Sexual Harassment?

Mr. Peters has seen victims of sexual harassment be affected emotionally, professionally, socially, financially and physically. The following are just a few examples of what Mr. Peters has seen:

Emotional Impact – A victim may experience bouts with depression, anxiety, fear, anger, guilt, shame, and insecurity. They may begin to take less pride in their appearance and hygiene.  There may be problems sleeping (too much or too little) and/or nightmares when the victim is sleeping.

Professional Impact – A victim may no longer find joy in their career and lose interest in job activities that they once enjoyed. The quality of their work may suffer and they may be more prone to call in sick or request a transfer. Poor performance may also lead to negative evaluations, demotions and less responsibility.

Social Impact – Victims who were once outgoing or vocal may become withdrawn, quiet and want to stay to themselves.

Financial Impact – Decreased performance could cause the victim to lose their job or abandon a career in which they have extensive knowledge.

Physical Impact – A victim may experience headaches, body aches, panic attacks, nightmares, upset stomach, ongoing nausea and skin breakouts. They may gain or lose weight suddenly due to stress-induced eating habits or loss of appetite.

Unfortunately, many people suffer silently and endure sexual harassment for fear of retaliation such as termination or demotion. Like any unresolved matter the impact can show in many ways, even if the victim refuses to talk about the unlawful treatment.

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 a convenient location near you. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.

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