Filing a Sexual Harassment Complaint
You can 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.
If you need to report an incident of sexual harassment in the workplace, it is important to take the following steps:
- Document in writing/email through a complaint to human resources that the sexual harassment is occurring, and you need it to stop
- File a sexual harassment claim with a governmental agency
- Don’t quit your job if at all possible
- Follow the sexual harassment/discrimination guidelines in your employment handbook
- Contact a sexual harassment attorney to advise you through the process
For more information, visit the EEOC's website to learn about how to file a charge of employment discrimination.
Sexual Harassment Claims Our Attorneys Have Handled
Represented a 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 - and without being paid any money whatsoever. (Chicago, Illinois)
- We have represented several employees who have been sexually harassed or had inappropriate sexual behavior from their superiors at work.