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Unwelcome Touching in the Workplace

Chicago Sexual Harassment Attorney

Unwelcome touching is a type of sexual harassment. Some examples of unwanted touching include fondling, hugging, kissing, or brushing up against the victim. The unwanted touching may even appear accidental in nature-for example, where the harasser brushes against an employee's breasts, buttocks, or genitalia.

Our practice is limited to the representation of executives and employees in specific employment law matters, including those that involve unwanted touching and other forms of sexual harassment.

We will:

  • Inform you of the federal , state and local laws that apply to sexual harassment
  • Identify any facts that may strengthen and/or weaken your claim
  • Guide you on what course of action might yield the best result
  • Take the necessary steps to hold the offender and/or your employer accountable
  • Review your employer's policy regarding sexual harassment

Have you been the victim of unwelcome touching by a manager or a co-worker?

Sexual harassment often occurs behind closed doors. If confronted, the harasser may claim that the contact was unintentional or that the advances were invited. The Law Offices of Fern Trevino has represented Chicago area executives and employees on sexual harassment claims for more than 20 years; thus, we understand how to gather evidence and when to take such cases to court. We know that harassers often have a history of harassing others. We have negotiated settlements with countless employees and have litigated such cases in court. We know when to take a case to court to be decided by a judge and jury.

A large part of the firm’s practice involves:

Advising clients whether they have facts to support a claim. Many of our clients have no interest in litigating a claim, but they do want to negotiate a better severance. The firm’s approach will depend on the client’s goals and the strength or weakness of his/her claims.

  • Preparing clients for a termination meeting. Many employees fear they might be suddenly terminated. Having a definite plan of action on what to do or say and not do or say in advance of the termination meeting will ease anxiety, and help the employee focus and avoid pitfall
  • Providing behind the scenes counseling to clients who want to negotiate a better severance offer. The firm’s negotiating techniques may result in an increased severance offer, even if the client’s facts will not support a claim against the employer
  • Counseling employees on how to report improper activities to HR.
  • How to respond to allegations of misconduct or poor performance.
  • Assisting clients in writing a rebuttal to a write-up or poor performance review;
  • How to address a difficult work situation with a co-worker or manager;
  • Preparing clients for the intake process at an administrative agency such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Illinois Department of Human Rights.
  • Preparing clients for the litigation process.
  • Counseling clients on what to do if you believe your employment rights have been violated.
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Law Offices of Fern Trevino - Chicago Employment Law Attorney
Located at 444 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2930 Chicago, IL 60611. View Map
Phone: (312) 386-7524 | Local Phone: (312) 630-4491.