Chicago Physical Sexual Harassment Attorney
Lake County Sexual Harassment Lawyer
The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is a leader among employment law firms in the Chicago area. Leading the practice is Attorney Ross J. Peters, a top-rated lawyer with over 18 years of experience with handling employment law. Mr. Peters frequently and successfully takes on challenging cases that stem from claims of sexual harassment. His treatment of clients and legal preparation is second to none. He does not employ a standard approach to each case. Rather, he studies the details of each matter to determine how best to proceed.
Clients with sexual harassment claims often require delicate treatment, but representing their interest also demands a fierce advocate who will relentlessly go after the truth. Mr. Peters is such an advocate and has the honor of being named as one of the top ten plaintiffs’ employment lawyers in Illinois by the highly respected Leading Lawyers Network.
Defining Physical Conduct in Sexual Harassment Claims
In Illinois, sexual harassment exists in two basic forms: Quid Pro Quo and hostile work environment. In either case, there can be harassment that is carried out by physical means. Some examples of unwanted physical contact include, but are not limited to:
- Physically touching, hugging, fondling, groping or kissing
- Sexual penetration and physical performance of a sex act directed to or conducted within the view of the victim(s)
The physical contact can also be considered unlawful even if it is not of a sexual nature. Physical acts such as shoving or pushing that are motivated by hostility towards a person’s sex, gender or sexual orientation can be considered a form of discrimination.
Informing Clients about the Laws That Prohibit Discriminatory Practices
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and there are state and federal laws to protect employees and applicants from unlawful treatment. The Illinois Human Rights Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 are two key pieces of legislation that outline provisions for those who encounter sexually harassing behavior in the workplace. When you work in Illinois, whether in the public or private sector, you have the right not to be touched in a sexual or menacing way due to your gender or sexual orientation. Remember, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim. Follow reporting procedures in a timely manner.
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 location near you. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.