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Lake County Sexual Harassment Attorney
Some of the most difficult workplace encounters are those which include sexual misconduct. At The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd., sexual harassment claims are taken very seriously. Attorney Ross J. Peters spends countless hours building strategies to present the facts of sexual harassment claims effectively and completely. As a top-rated employment law attorney for over 18 years, his detail-oriented approach and passion for employee advocacy serves his clients well. He has handled hundreds of cases and recovered millions of dollars of compensation for his clients. Mr. Peters is fueled by an unwavering view of justice and a burning desire to protect the voices of those who are often silenced for fear of retaliation.
Helping Clients Understand Laws against Sexual Harassment
Unwelcome requests for sexual favors are a form of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a violation of civil rights and a form of discrimination. In Illinois, civil rights are protected by the Illinois Human Rights Act and enforced by the Illinois Department of Human Rights. The Illinois Department of Human Rights has many helpful resources to educate employees and applicants about unlawful employment practices. Claimants have a limited time to address and file a claim for any instance of sexual harassment.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the enforcement body for Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, which prohibits sexual discrimination. Under Title VII, it is unlawful to be harassed by any sexual means whether you are an employee or a potential employee. The harasser can be a direct or indirect supervisor, co-worker or agent of the employer, such as a client or vendor. While certain isolated or minor incidents may not have the strength to support a sexual harassment claim, Attorney Ross J. Peters will fully examine the details of your situation to uncover:
- The frequency and severity of any sexual misconduct
- Any adverse actions resulting in the submission to or rejection of requests for sexual favors
- Whether the actions created a hostile work environment
- Whether the requests for sexual favors were in exchange for employment benefits such as promotions and raises (Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment)
Building Aggressive Strategies to Achieve Favorable Results
Ross Peters is well-studied in employment law and knows how to attack issues from multiple angles. He handles significant sexual harassment cases in various roles, from negotiator to litigator. Mr. Peters creates an atmosphere of empowerment and education for his clients – they are some of the best-prepared clients in the Chicago area. He sifts through each detail in order to provide the most complete picture of the claim. He persists until he identifies what is needed to produce the best possible outcome for his clients.
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.