Chicago Unwanted Sexual Advances Attorney
Lake County Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Named by the Leading Lawyers Network as one of Illinois’ top ten plaintiffs’ employment lawyers, Attorney Ross J. Peters fights for the civil rights of employees throughout the Chicago area. The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is a premier employment law firm with a successful track record of obtaining fair compensation for those who experience unwanted sexual advances in employment situations.
In a perfect work environment, sexual misconduct would never rear its ugly head. Unfortunately, the workplace is a mixed community that brings together people with various motives. If you feel that you are experiencing harassment of a sexual nature, you should adhere to the policies for seeking relief established by your employer. If you have reason to believe that such policies are not being enforced or feel intimidated about reporting unwanted sexual advances, seek the help of Attorney Ross J. Peters immediately. You have a limited amount of time to file a claim.
Understanding Unwanted Sexual Advances in Chicago
The Illinois Human Rights Act lists unwanted sexual advances as a form of sexual harassment. An unwelcome sexual advance can include, but is not limited to:
- Sexually explicit or implicit behavior
- Verbal conduct of a sexual nature
- Physical conduct of a sexual nature
- Sexually suggestive requests
These advances can occur on the job or in any work-related setting including, but not limited to employer-sponsored events, conventions, and off-site meetings.
What Laws Prohibit Unwanted Sexual Advances?
The Illinois Human Rights Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 both prohibit sexual discrimination. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination. In general, a sexually inappropriate joke or comment that is isolated may not be enough to warrant a sexual harassment claim, but each incident must be measured to determine the impact. Depending on the circumstances, one incident or comment can be enough to create a hostile work environment. Mr. Peters will analyze the details of your matter to provide the clearest explanation of your rights under state and federal laws, based upon the offensive event or action.
Fighting Against Unwelcome Sexual Conduct in the Workplace
Review your employer’s policies about reporting sexual harassment. If possible, follow the chain of command to resolve any issues you may have. You have the right to voice any concerns you have about improper conditions or treatment. If you believe that your civil rights are being violated or are experiencing retaliation after following the proper protocol, seek the stellar legal representation of Attorney Ross J. Peters at the earliest stage possible. As an experienced litigator and negotiator, Mr. Peters knows how to address your situation properly and apply the full force of state and federal laws to support your claim.
Contact Attorney Ross J. Peters today to schedule an appointment concerning unwanted sexual advances in the workplace. He serves clients throughout Lake County, Cook County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Will County, Boone County, and Winnebago County. Appointments can be made at convenient locations. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.