Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment
The #MeToo movement has brought the sexual harassment issue into the national discussion. It has also helped many people understand that they have legal rights to fight back against workplace behavior that was inappropriate and threatening. Sexual harassment situations are especially difficult because of the helplessness you can feel when someone at work, be it your boss or a coworker, violates the bounds of decency. Every situation is different because of the personalities involved and the work dynamics. Attorney Jackie Armstrong has successfully counseled dozens of women through this horrid experience.
In the past, we have been able to remove the offender from their position and help the targeted person keep their job. Sadly, this is not always possible. That is why it is important to get counseling as early as possible. When you speak to an us, we will help you properly establish proof of the harassment and make necessary communications to the employer at the right time, in the right way and with the right tone. Taking steps without legal counsel can jeopardize your entitlement to fair compensation
Knowing When Something Is Wrong
Some harassment at work is more subtle than others, and you may not be confident reporting it. An attorney can guide you through your situation to determine whether you face illegal discrimination in the form of harassment. Common situations include:
- Unwanted touching, or even assault
- Sexualized jokes, pictures or comments
- Asking for sexual favors in exchange for advancement or to avoid negative consequences (quid pro quo)
- Romantic relationship pressure from a person in a position of power
Generally, isolated incidents will not constitute the hostile work environment necessary to bring a lawsuit. We can talk with you about the steps to take to properly report the behavior to your employer before bringing a lawsuit. Ongoing behavior or serious offenses, however, may require a legal solution right away.
Facing The Fear Of Retaliation
Many women are afraid to speak up because they don’t want their employer to label them a trouble-maker or retaliate against them by firing them or making their job even more unbearable. First, retaliation is illegal and can create the basis for its own lawsuit. Second, you are not the first woman to go through this, nor will you be the last. Women from every class and work sector face harassment and discrimination, from executive-level positions to minimum-wage jobs. Every person who speaks up against sexual harassment makes the workplace better for the people who come after them, both men and women. We will stand by you through every step of your case to fight for your rights and defend you against discrimination.
Talk With An Attorney
Never resign without first speaking with an attorney specializing in sexual harassment.
Armstrong & Associates has successfully represented clients against large government entities and multinational corporations. We will work tirelessly to stop the harassment and protect you from reprisal, demanding that your dignity in the workplace be restored. Time to file a claim may be limited, so talk with an attorney as soon as possible. Call 713-960-6646 or send us an email today to schedule your appointment.