Sexual Harassment Cases

Chicago Sexual Harassment Attorney

Understanding Sexual Harassment and Your Rights

Has a co-worker, manager, customer or client made unwelcome sexual advances toward you? Are emails from your co-worker, supervisor or corporate executive making you uncomfortable because of sexual content or innuendo? Does your supervisor watch pornography in the work place, ask you questions about your personal life or touch you inappropriately? If you believe you are being sexually harassed at work, discuss your concerns in confidence with a qualified employment attorney as an important first step. With extensive knowledge of sexual harassment laws and more than two decades of experience protecting employee rights, the Law Offices of Fern Trevino educate you about your rights and offer you sound guidance.

Areas of Concentration: Sexual Harassment & Retaliation

The Law Offices of Fern Trevino has been helping executives and employees with sexual harassment claims since 1993. The firm serves the greater Chicago area, and limits its practice to the representation of and counsel to executives and employees to avoid any conflicts of interest that could arise by representing employers. The firm understand that sexual harassment is a sensitive issue, that it can cause severe stress, and that it can severely impact one’s ability to work and thrive in the workplace. We are committed to providing the highest quality client service and legal representation in all types of sexual harassment cases. The firm represents men and women who have been sexually harassed or have been wrongfully accused of sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment is not only unwanted touching, sexual battery or sexual assault. Sexual harassment includes, among other things, comments of a sexual nature, sexual innuendos, lewd or sexist remarks, sexual jokes, questions or comments about intimate relationships, inappropriate comments about physical appearance, and viewing, showing or discussing pornography.

Reporting requirements can vary depending on whether the harasser is a manager with authority to hire and fire or is a co-worker. The law forbids retaliation against employees who report sexual harassment and/or object to or refuse unwanted advances. Retaliation may occur through wrongful termination, unjustified discipline, refusal to promote, demotion, reduction in hours or work, denial of a bonus or raise, transfer to a less desirable shift, or exposure to other less favorable conditions of employment. The firm negotiates mediates, arbitrates and litigates claims of sexual harassment and retaliation for complaining of or objecting to sexual harassment.

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