The attorneys at Parks, Chesin & Walbert have specialized experience in the representation of clients in sexual harassment claims, both within the workplace and in other contexts. Our firm has represented women who have been sexually harassed at work, female students who were assaulted by college faculty or staff, and male students who were wrongfully accused of violating college sexual misconduct policies, among other cases. We have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients, including those who were too afraid to come forward. As more women gain the courage to report long term harassment in the workplace from the success of the “Me Too” movement, PCW will continue to take on and win these cases until sexual harassment is eliminated from the workplace.
It is illegal for an employer to allow its employees to engage in racial or sexual harassment of any employee. Claims of sexual harassment are by far the most common types of harassment complaints. Harassment can be based either on a “hostile work environment,” meaning that a boss or a co-worker makes the workplace intolerable due to comments, photos, offensive displays or jokes, or other acts directed against and employee because of sex or race, or what is known as “quid pro quo,” meaning that the employer demands sexual favors in exchange for continued employment, raises, promotions, or other benefits.
If an employer has an anti-harassment policy, employees are normally required to report the harassment before taking legal action. The existence of an anti-harassment policy is significant in cases where a claim is based on hostile work environment. In these circumstances, failure to report the harassment can prevent a claim.
Our lawyers have significant experience in dealing with situations involving harassment. We can help you navigate the difficult situations and free you from an oppressive situation. Call us for an assessment of your situation.