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Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment Lawyer in Chicago

Representing Sexual Harassment Victims in the Chicago Area

The “Me Too” movement has brought sexual harassment to the spotlight. In Illinois, sexual harassment and sexual assault are illegal. You can count on Fish Potter Bolaños, P.C. to resolve sexual harassment in and outside of the workplace and aggressively fight for your interests.

Schedule your initial case review by calling our sexual harassment attorney in Chicago at (312) 818-2407 today. 

Federal Sexual Harassment Laws

“It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer … to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s … sex….” 42 U.S.C. § 2000e–2(a)(1).

What is Considered Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment involves unwelcome sexual conduct, requests for sexual favor, advances, and other conduct. Private employers are prohibited from discriminating based on sex.

There are also a number of laws that protect minors who have been sexually abused, including Sexual Exploitation of a Minor–18 U.S.C.A. § 1466A.

Employers can be held vicariously liable for a supervisor’s sexual harassment of a subordinate.

An employer can avoid sexual harassment liability by showing:

  • They exercised reasonable care to prevent and correct promptly any sexually harassing behavior
  • The plaintiff employee unreasonably failed to take advantage of any preventive or corrective opportunities provided by the employer or to avoid harm otherwise
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