Fighting For Important Causes In State And Federal Courts
Experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace is hard for so many reasons. You might no longer feel safe at work, but suing a boss or co-worker can also feel impossible. With an experienced attorney by your side, you can overcome the fear and get the justice you deserve by filing a sexual harassment lawsuit.
If you ever need to file a lawsuit for sexual harassment in the workplace, you should contact an experienced attorney familiar with your state’s laws. When sexual harassment occurs, you can report it to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the equivalent agency in the state where you work. For sexual harassment in the workplace lawsuits, reporting to the necessary state or federal agencies is crucial for the success of your case.
For years, the attorneys at The Law Office of Andrew Shubin have helped people get justice following workplace sexual harassment. For a free consultation, call the workplace sexual harassment lawyers at The Law Office of Andrew Shubin today at (814) 826-3586.
Who Should I Contact for a Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Suit?
When you want to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against a fellow employee or a boss, you should first contact an attorney who has experience in that area of law. Before filing a lawsuit, it may be helpful to your case to report the harassment to the proper agencies.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is banned by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII of the Act dictates that no one can be harassed, abused, or discriminated against based on sex, gender, or sexual orientation. Because of the Civil Rights Act, sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious offense, and you can most likely sue if you’ve experienced it.
It’s best to contact an attorney as soon as possible following sexual harassment in the workplace. That’s because the statute of limitations to file a lawsuit for such offenses is relatively short in most states. To file a lawsuit, you first must file a claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission within 180 days of the last act of harassment, or within 300 days if the harassment happened in a state that has its own laws prohibiting workplace sexual harassment. The EEOC will review your claim and then send you a Notice of Right to Sue if approved. Once that happens, you have 90 days to file your lawsuit.
Suppose you don’t file with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission within the allotted timeframe. In that case, you may lose your ability to sue an offender for violating your Title VII rights under the Civil Rights Act. That’s why it’s so important to immediately contact an attorney once you’ve experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. Otherwise, you may miss the window of opportunity to sue your employer or co-worker for sexual harassment.
The experienced attorneys at The Law Office of Andrew Shubin can help you file a lawsuit against an offender. Our team is familiar with workplace sexual harassment cases and can help you get justice after sexual harassment in the workplace.
Who Do I Contact Before Filing a Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Lawsuit?
Before filing a workplace sexual harassment lawsuit, it can be beneficial to your case to report the act. Although reporting sexual harassment can be difficult for survivors, doing so might help the legitimacy of your lawsuit and get you the results you deserve.
If you can, reporting to your company’s human relations (HR) department might be a good first step to take. Of course, you can report harassment to your superiors, but HR may be better equipped to help, given the situation. When you notify HR, there will be a tangible report of the harassment you experienced, and the right people will know. From there, you can also report the sexual harassment to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or a similar agency in your state. Going through these channels before filing a lawsuit can help your case once it begins. It shows that you took the initiative to report the harassment and made the right people aware.
Of course, it can be hard for survivors to report harassment to individuals within their company, including HR, as your co-workers may know the offender directly. Reporting in any form can be difficult for survivors, so if you are unable to, an experienced lawyer can help you navigate the lawsuit and file the necessary reports with you.
How Do I File with the EEOC for a Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?
Remember, reporting to the EEOC is crucial for the success of your lawsuit. The EEOC enforces discrimination suits, including those that fall under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. That’s why it’s important to understand how to file with the EEOC so that you can sue an offender for sexual harassment in the workplace.
Your attorney can help you file a claim with the EEOC online. After doing so, it can take 180 days for the agency to resolve your claim. That gives allows time for you and your lawyer to prepare a lawsuit. If the EEOC doesn’t approve your case, you will, unfortunately, not be able to sue for workplace sexual harassment in federal court.
If the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission does dismiss your claim, you have 30 days to file an appeal. When you need to file an appeal to a decision, it’s helpful to have a workplace sexual harassment attorney in your corner. The experienced lawyers at The Law Office of Andrew Shubin can be by your side every step of the way.
Call the Workplace Sexual Harassment Attorneys at The Law Office of Andrew Shubin for Help
The experienced, compassionate lawyers at The Law Office of Andrew Shubin can help you get the justice you deserve by filing a complaint to filing a lawsuit. For a free consultation, call our workplace sexual harassment attorneys today at (814) 826-3586.