In 2011 alone, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) states that there were 11,364 charges filed regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. This kind of conduct includes a variety of different behaviors that may make an individual feel uncomfortable about himself or herself sexually. As defined by the EEOC, "harassment can include 'sexual harassment' or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature" as well as "offensive remarks about a person's [gender]."
Fortunately, if you have been sexually harassed at work, there are experienced professionals who can help you determine if you have grounds to take legal action. At The Meyers Law Firm, we aim to make our clients feel as comfortable as possible talking about these difficult matters, and are dedicated to competently and assertively representing them in a court of law.
Led by Martin Meyers, whose peers voted him Best of the Bar for ten consecutive years, we have been operating out of Kansas City, Missouri, for more than two decades. Our team of Kansas City attorneys is committed to ensuring that our clients feel empowered to fight for their legal rights and seek compensation for damages to which they may be entitled.
What to do if you believe you been a victim of sexual harassment at work
In the event that your employer or any of your co-workers have made you feel uncomfortable about yourself sexually, you owe it to yourself to take action and put an end to this kind of behavior. No one — male of female — should ever have to fear going to work or being discriminated against while simply trying to do his or her job. Here's what you can do if you are dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace:
• Follow the correct procedure for filing a complaint
• Keep detailed notes about the behavior to which you have been subjected
• Retain any tangible evidence such as notes, emails or gifts
• Review the employee handbook to gain a better understanding of the company's sexual harassment policy
• Speak up and let the harasser know that his or her conduct is offending you
• Tell a supervisor or another higher-up member of the company about what is happening.
As always, you can consult a lawyer in Kansas City with any questions you may have, and he or she will help you determine if you have a strong legal case.
Why choose the Kansas City attorneys from The Meyers Law Firm?
At The Meyers Law Firm, our team of lawyers will give your case the personal attention it deserves. Since 1991, we've demonstrated our commitment to solving our clients' problems, driven by our passion for helping people secure favorable outcomes in the event that they have been wronged. When you work with our Kansas City attorneys, you can rest assured knowing that we'll give you our undivided attention when your case comes up to trial.
We understand how vulnerable and helpless individuals can feel when they have been exposed to sexual harassment in the workplace, and we guarantee that everything you tell us will remain confidential. Additionally, if you're worried about how you'll pay for legal counsel, you'll be happy to hear that the majority of our cases involve a contingent fee contract, meaning we don't get paid unless our client recovers damages.
If you've been the victim of sexual harassment at work, give us a call today at (816) 994-3240 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.