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Sexual Harassment: Frequently Asked Questions

Sexual Harassment Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois

As an employee who has witnessed or experienced sexual harassments or sexual discrimination, you probably have many questions. Here are some answers to questions we are frequently asked:

Q: If I have been harassed verbally but not physically, can that be considered sexual harassment?
A: Yes.
Words can be just as offensive as physical contact and other acts. Lewd comments, sexual jokes, stories or innuendos can be offensive and may create a hostile work environment.

Q: If I have been harassed by someone of the same sex, can that be considered sexual harassment?
A: Yes.
A sexual harassment claim can be valid regardless of whether you were harassed by someone of the same sex or the opposite sex. It is the act(s)that are important, not the respective genders of the harasser and the victim.

Q: I work with my ex-boyfriend who keeps making make lewd comments and touching me. Do I have a claim?
A: Maybe.
Depending on the facts of your case, you may have a valid sexual harassment claim, but it is important to make sure your ex understands that his actions are unwanted and offensive.

Q: If I have been sexually harassed, what should I do?
As soon as possible, consult with an employment law attorney who has expertise in handling sexual harassment claims, even if you are unsure whether you were actually sexually harassed. A knowledgeable attorney can review the facts of your situation to determine whether the facts would constitute sexual harassment.

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