Sexual Harassment Is Not A Thing Of The Past

Sexual harassment is ubiquitous throughout the workplace. Some people are often thoughtless in recognizing how demeaning their behavior can be. Some may find treating others in this manner a way to get what they want or drive some people from the workplace. It is always illegal. How your employer responds is often the difference between an unfortunate occurrence and an actionable pattern and practice of sexual harassment.

Sexual Harassment Is Serious

Sexual harassment is not someone randomly complementing you on your choice of clothes. It typically involves a laundry list of inappropriate behavior, from unwanted touching and comments of a sexual nature to outright demands for sexual favors. Its victims often find themselves subjected to retaliation for refusing to engage in the harasser's demands and may fell themselves forced to resign or change jobs to escape the harassment.

Sexual Harassment Is Illegal

The experienced employment law attorneys at Melehy & Associates LLC can help. You do not have to endure this treatment and you should not have to quit your job. We can discuss your facts and help you determine how to pursue your case.

We can help you identify evidence and witnesses who may be able to assist your case, and we can ensure that you meet any requirement for filing a case, including filings with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

If you work for the federal government, we can advise you of what you need to do and represent you in front of the administrative matters with federal agency employees and Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).

We Can Help Protect Your Rights

We know these are difficult and challenging cases. They can be emotionally stressful and embarrassing. But if you have a viable case, we can help you to understand how to document your harassment and build the compelling case with detailed evidence that can provide the grounds for a successful outcome. And it is the right thing to do, to hold harassers accountable and to prevent others from suffering similar harassment.

Contact Our Firm

Sexual harassment is illegal. We can explain the protection the law affords and help you with your case. Call our lawyers at our Silver Spring, Maryland, office at 301-587-6364 or use our online form.