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Sexual Harassment Myths and Realities
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Sexual Harassment Myths and Realities

Attorney Ross J. Peters is a top-rated lawyer who has a passion for helping clients achieve justice in unlawful workplace situations. For over 18 years, The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd., a premier firm in the Chicago area, has been serving the community with fierce advocacy and unparalleled attention to detail. Mr. Peters’ efforts have earned him the distinction of being named one of the top ten plaintiffs’ employment lawyers in Illinois by the highly respected Leading Lawyers Network.

He successfully and frequently handles sexual harassment claims and is extremely knowledgeable about associated myths and realities. He makes it a point to educate his clients about the effects of sexual harassment and the process to obtain justice.

The Myths and Realities

Myth: Harassers are always men.
Reality: Harassers are both men and women.

Myth: Harassers only target members of the opposite sex.
Reality: Victims can be of the same or opposite sex of the harasser.

Myth: Statistics show that sexual harassment is declining.
Reality: Many valid claims of sexual harassment are unreported due to fear of retaliation.

Myth: Sexual harassment victims are not protected by law.
Reality: Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Discrimination is unlawful and provisions for victims’ rights are covered under the Illinois Human Rights Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964.

Myth: You only have a claim if you are being harassed by your direct supervisor.
Reality: Harassers can be a direct or indirect supervisor, co-worker and even a non-employee.

Myth: Only a direct victim of sexual harassment has the right to make a claim.
Reality: Depending on the circumstances, anyone affected by the sexual misconduct can make a claim.

Myth: All forms of sexual activity in the workplace can be considered sexual harassment.
Reality: Only unwelcome sexual activity is considered sexual harassment.

If you need help sorting through what is real, 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 that is convenient for you. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.

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