Washington, D.C., Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Sexual harassment in the workplace can take many forms, ranging from sexually explicit language to requests for sexual favors by a boss or employer. Too often, sexual harassment in the workplace goes unrecognized or ignored because the victim fears negative treatment or retaliation. If you have been victimized by sexual harassment in the workplace, you have rights. Our attorneys at Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C. have over 20 years of experience in sexual harassment cases.
As an employee, you have certain liberties that cannot be violated in the workplace. Sexual harassment invades those rights. Contact us today for a consultation with an employee rights attorney.
Many victims want to trust that their case will be handled effectively and discreetly. Before taking legal action in your case, we take the time to understand your unique circumstances and personal objectives in your case. Whether you are interested in protecting your job or recovering financial compensation, we will handle your case in a manner tailored to accomplish those goals. You can trust that your case will be handled discreetly and that a high level of professionalism will be maintained throughout your case.
Please contact us as soon as possible if you have suffered or are enduring any of the following forms of sexual harassment at work:
- Sexually explicit language, innuendos, or dialogue with your superior or other employees
- Inappropriate or unwelcome touching
- Requests for sexual favors or personal relationships outside of the workplace
- Negative treatment for ending a personal relationship
- Retaliation for reporting sexual harassment including wrongful termination, the denial of a promotion, or a demotion
Hostile work environment
You have the right to feel safe in your work environment. Often sexual harassment can lead to a hostile work environment if sexual requests are denied or challenged. Our attorneys are experienced in asserting the rights of sexual harassment victims in and out of court.
What if I suffer harassment from a co-worker?
Sexual harassment can involve behavior by your employer or another employee. If your employer has reason to know that you have been the victim of unwelcome sexual advances or inappropriate behavior from a fellow employee, they are required to take immediate action to protect you. Our attorneys will counsel you on how to handle sexual harassment in the workplace and how to document any negative treatment you face.
How do you proceed if you are being victimized at work?
An important element of sexual harassment claims is how you handle the treatment. Our attorneys can advise whether or not it is appropriate to quit, and can assist you in building proper evidence before proceeding in your case. We will work on a full investigation, contact witnesses, identify any patterns of harassment, and ensure that we have a proper foundation of evidence before taking legal action against your employer.
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