Sexual Harassment attorneys
serving west virginia victims
The Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC fights to defend the rights of individuals who have been victimized by all types of sexual harassment in the workplace, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars over the past 30 years. If you have suffered sexual harassment and are determined to hold those who have wronged you accountable, contact the firm for a consultation with a West Virginia employment discrimination attorney. Sexual harassment is illegal according to state and federal law, and you may be entitled to a settlement and punitive damages.
Sexual harassment includes a wide variety of behaviors, all of which cause the victim to feel threatened or uncomfortable. It includes unwelcome advances of a sexual nature and offers of hiring or promotion in exchange for sexual favors, as well as inappropriate touching or groping. You can also make a complaint of sexual harassment on the grounds of innuendo, lewd or offensive humor and derogatory remarks. Your rights extend to situations where conduct and behavior between co-workers makes you feel uncomfortable and creates a hostile work environment.
What is Considered Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment can be numerous things in the workplace. It is considered to be the following behavior from an employer, coworker, vendor or client:
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- Verbal/physical conduct of a sexual nature
- Sexual assault
- Quid pro quo
- Sexual remarks/teasing
If you have experienced any of the above behaviors at your workplace, please contact the West Virginia employment discrimination attorneys at Fitzsimmons Law Firm, PLLC. We have experience dealing with a wide variety of sexual harassment cases and have helped clients navigate the process. Call us today.
Have you suffered sexual harassment?
When you file a complaint with the Human Resources department at your company, they are required to make an immediate investigation to determine whether sexual harassment has occurred. If there is evidence that your complaint is valid, they must take immediate action to correct the situation, including disciplining the offender.
If you are penalized for coming forward to report, you may be able to file a whistleblower claim, in addition to pursuing a settlement for sexual harassment which may include damages and remedies to correct the wrongs you have suffered, such as promotion or a pay increase.
Contact a West Virginia sexual harassment attorney who will fight for your right to recover the compensation you deserve.