Sexual Harassment Complaint
You can also file a complaint with the EEOC or the Illinois Department of Human Rights about sexual harassment in the workplace. In fact, if you plan to bring a sexual harassment lawsuit, you are required to timely file with the appropriate government agency. For more information, visit the EEOC's website to learn about how to file a charge of employment discrimination.
Examples of Sexual Harassment Claims Our Attorneys Have Handled:
- Represented nurse who had a physician put his hands inside of her shirt and on her breasts and, when our client complained, she was fired. Substantial confidential settlement reached.
- Represented worker who alleged she was sexually assaulted at a workplace event and fired in retaliation for reporting it to her local police department. Claims were asserted under the Illinois Whistleblower Act and for wage claims. Obtained substantial agreed judgment.
- Represented auditing firm in litigation in suing former vice president and board member after he had been accused of sexual harassment and had his employment terminated; allegations included breach of fiduciary duties and counterclaims for compensation under various contracts.
- Represented medical professional who had an intimate relationship with one of the married physician owners where she worked. After the relationship ended, the nature of the work relationship ended. We were able to resolve on a pre-lawsuit basis, including all sexual harassment claims, our client’s case to her satisfaction.
- Defended a university professor against allegations of harassment and sex discrimination by his former students. The plaintiffs alleged that the professor violated Title IX, committed assault and battery, and inflicted negligent and intentional emotional distress upon them based upon conduct that occurred while they were students at a private university. Within less than 1 year of the lawsuit being filed, we convinced the plaintiffs to voluntarily dismiss their claims against our client–with prejudice (i.e., they cannot file another case on the same claims against our client) — and without being paid any money whatsoever. (Chicago, Illinois) We have represented several women who have been sexually harassed or had inappropriate sexual behavior from their superiors at work.