Chicago Seductive Behavior Attorney
Lake County Sexual Harassment Lawyer
The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is one of the premier law firms in Chicago handling sexual harassment matters in the workplace. Attorney Ross J. Peters is a top-rated lawyer with over 18 years of experience with employment law. Mr. Peters is a tireless advocate for employees and applicants who encounter sexual harassment issues such as seductive behavior.
What is Seductive Behavior in a Sexual Harassment Claim?
Seductive behavior is any unwanted, repetitive action performed by the harasser to get the victim to comply with sexual or intimate requests. Examples of seductive behavior include, but are not limited to:
- Repeated invitations for dinner or dates
- Ongoing requests for sexual relations
- Persistent unwanted communication such as emails or phone calls
The key is persistence. If a person approaches you in a seductive manner, you refuse and they leave you alone, you may not have grounds to claim sexual harassment. If possible, follow the proper channels for reporting any action that makes you feel uncomfortable in the workplace. Your right to work in a non-hostile environment is protected by law.
Understanding How Laws Protect You from Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination and is strictly prohibited by state and federal laws. The Illinois Human Rights Act, which is enforced by the Illinois Department of Human Rights, includes protection against any employment action based on sex, gender or sexual orientation. Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 is enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) and is the federal statute covering sexual harassment. Civil rights are violated when an individual is subject to sexual harassment within the workplace or while seeking employment. Victims can include anyone who is impacted by the offensive behavior and the harasser can be of the same or opposite sex, in a supervisory position, a co-worker, and even a non-employee.
Building Strategies for Successful Sexual Harassment Claims
The facts are vital. If possible, it is important to follow the employer-established reporting procedures. Be sure to take detailed notes of how you complied with employment practices. Include dates, times and actions, as appropriate. You should get Attorney Ross J. Peters involved as soon as possible. There is a limited amount of time to file a claim. When you work with Mr. Peters, you will get an attorney with a passion for detail, justice and employee advocacy. The key to victory is remaining compliant with applicable state and federal laws, capturing as many details as possible and filing timely claims.
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 in one of several locations near you. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.