Sexual Harassment Lawyer
In Need of a Sexual Harassment Lawyer?
The sexual harassment lawyers at The Fierberg National Law Group have been dedicated to representing families, survivors, and others in legal proceedings involving sexual assault and harassment for over 25 years. Our experience with sexual assault and harassment cases gives us an advantage in helping you achieve the justice you deserve. Our legal team has the training, experience, and confidence necessary to overcome tough legal obstacles and well-heeled lawyers.
There is no need to worry about finding a harassment attorney near me. If we are not licensed to practice in the state where the harassment occurred, we obtain special permission to practice and associate ourselves with qualified local trial counsel – combining local attorneys with national expertise – giving you the best legal representation.
Things to Know About Workplace Harassment:
In 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) formed a select task force to study harassment in the workplace. In their report, they found that:
- 60% of women say they experience “unwanted sexual attention, sexual coercion, sexually crude conduct, or sexist comments” in the workplace
- 90% of employees who experience harassment never file a formal complaint
- 75% of employees who experience harassment never complain to their employers
- 165 million was collected by the EEOC from offending firms in 2015 for workers alleging harassment.
- 75% of employees who spoke out or filed complaints faced some form of retaliation.*
Sexual harassment in the workplace also adversely affects the mental and physical health of those who experience it and may contribute to financial challenges. Victims of harassment most commonly suffer from mental health-related issues such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD. These symptoms can even manifest as physical symptoms ranging from muscle aches to more serious problems like high blood pressure and heart problems.
How do I know if I’ve experienced Sexual Harassment?:
Sexual harassment comes in many forms and can be divided up into two main categories – the creation of a hostile work environment and quid pro quo. With quid pro quo sexual harassment, a person’s employment, promotion, or job retention is dependent on providing sexual favors for a co-worker or supervisor. A hostile work environment is characterized by the pervasiveness of sexual behaviors, including telling dirty jokes, making crude remarks, displaying pornographic material, or engaging in otherwise undesirable behavior. Unfortunately, workplace harassment is often ignored. And in the instance of quid pro quo harassment, happens without witnesses making it difficult to prove in court.
Do I need a sexual harassment lawyer?
If you have experienced sexual harassment in any form, you need a sexual harassment lawyer who can thoroughly investigate your claim. Victims justly demand that comprehensive changes be imposed upon those who caused or failed to prevent their trauma. The sexual and gender violence training of Cari Simon, Monica Beck, and Carly Mee make us uniquely effective counsel for survivors of sexual and gender violence in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, fraternities, sororities, sports teams, camps, scouting, group outings, and the workplace.
TFNL Group – Nationwide Lawyers for Harassment and Discrimination
After experiencing something as devastating as being the victim of sexual harassment it takes an incredible amount of courage to begin the process to seek justice. The lawyers for sexual harassment victims at The Fierberg National Law Group understand this and want to help you pursue justice.
When you’re ready, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1.877.WASH.DC.1.
*source: 2016 EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace