Sexual Harassment Lawyer Chicago

How can a sexual harassment lawyer help me?

If you’re in Chicago and have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, a sexual harassment lawyer can:

  • Provide legal representation and advice
  • Evaluate the facts of your case and determine if you have a viable claim for sexual harassment under Illinois state or federal law
  • Guide you through the process of filing a charge with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Help you file a lawsuit, if necessary
  • Advise you on your rights and options, including potential outcomes of your case
  • Negotiate on your behalf with your employer or the other party involved in the harassment to seek a settlement or resolution that is in your best interests

In summary, a sexual harassment lawyer can provide you with the knowledge, support, and legal representation you need to navigate a difficult and often traumatic situation of sexual harassment in the workplace.

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When you should talk to a lawyer?

If you believe you have been sexually harassed at work, it is important to speak with a sexual harassment lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can provide you with legal advice and guidance on the best course of action to take. They can help you understand your legal rights and options, which can be especially important if you are not sure whether you have a case. In addition, a sexual harassment lawyer can ensure that all necessary filing deadlines are met. For example, in Illinois, you have a limited time to file a charge of sexual harassment with the EEOC or the IDHR, so it is important to act quickly.

Furthermore, a sexual harassment lawyer can help you protect yourself throughout the legal process. Sexual harassment can be a traumatizing experience, and having a lawyer on your side can help ensure that you are not re-victimized during the legal process. Overall, speaking with a sexual harassment lawyer can provide you with the knowledge, support, and legal representation you need to navigate a difficult and often traumatic situation.

Why should you choose Lazaro Law Group to represent you?

The Lázaro Law Group is a leading sexual harassment law firm in Chicago that specializes in protecting clients’ legal rights and interests in sexual harassment cases. Our legal team has extensive experience in sexual harassment cases and is well-versed in the legal nuances of these claims. We work closely with clients to evaluate their situation, identify evidence, and develop a strategic legal approach. Our goal is to provide our clients with pragmatic solutions to their sexual harassment issues, and fierce representation to ensure that their legal rights are protected.

We can file complaints, negotiate settlements, and represent clients in court if necessary. Our top priority is to advocate for our clients and help them navigate a difficult and often traumatic situation. If you believe you have been sexually harassed at work, contact the Lázaro Law Group to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help protect your legal rights and interests.

Why should you choose Lazaro Law Group to represent you?

The Lázaro Law Group is a leading sexual harassment law firm in Chicago that specializes in protecting clients’ legal rights and interests in sexual harassment cases. Our legal team has extensive experience in sexual harassment cases and is well-versed in the legal nuances of these claims. We work closely with clients to evaluate their situation, identify evidence, and develop a strategic legal approach. Our goal is to provide our clients with pragmatic solutions to their sexual harassment issues, and fierce representation to ensure that their legal rights are protected.

We can file complaints, negotiate settlements, and represent clients in court if necessary. Our top priority is to advocate for our clients and help them navigate a difficult and often traumatic situation. If you believe you have been sexually harassed at work, contact the Lázaro Law Group to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help protect your legal rights and interests.

Frequently Asked Questions  

How long does an investigation on sexual harassment take?

The length of an investigation into a sexual harassment claim in Chicago can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the complexity of the case and the specific agency or organization conducting the investigation. Here are some factors that can impact the length of a sexual harassment investigation:

  • The specific government agency or organization handling the investigation: Depending on the circumstances of the case, sexual harassment complaints may be handled by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR), or another agency or organization. Each of these agencies may have their own procedures and timelines for handling complaints.
  • The specific allegations of sexual harassment: Investigations into sexual harassment may involve interviews with witnesses, a review of documentary evidence, and other steps to gather information. The complexity of the allegations may impact how long the investigation takes.
  • The responsiveness of the parties involved: The investigation may be delayed if one or more of the parties involved in the case are uncooperative or do not provide the necessary information.

Overall, it’s difficult to provide a specific timeline for a sexual harassment investigation in Chicago, as each case is unique. However, it’s important to act promptly if you believe you have experienced sexual harassment, as there are strict time limits for filing a complaint with the EEOC or the IDHR.

Can you sue for sexual harassment?

Yes, you can sue for sexual harassment in Chicago. Sexual harassment is prohibited by federal, state, and local law, and a lawsuit can seek relief such as compensatory damages. It’s important to act promptly, as there are strict deadlines for filing a charge. Consulting with a sexual harassment lawyer can provide guidance on your legal rights and options.

By law, what is considered sexual harassment?

Under Chicago and Illinois state law, sexual harassment in the workplace is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that affects an individual’s employment. This can include creating a hostile work environment, making employment decisions based on an individual’s submission to or rejection of sexual advances, and other forms of conduct that interfere with an individual’s work performance.

How soon do I have to file a sexual harassment claim?

In Chicago and Illinois, you have 300 days from the date of the alleged sexual harassment to file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It’s important to act promptly, as missing the deadline can result in losing the ability to pursue legal action.

Can my employer fire me for a sexual harassment complaint?

No, it is illegal for your Chicago employer to fire you in retaliation for making a complaint of sexual harassment. Retaliation is a violation of federal and state law. If you have been retaliated against, a sexual harassment lawyer can help you evaluate your situation and determine your legal options.

Please feel free to contact us directly should you want to discuss your needs or if you require further details on our experience in the area.  

“I have worked with Rafael and his form for many years. He has been my “go to” partner for many investigations. Rafael is objective, fair, and thoughtful in his approach. He gets to the essence of the most complicated issues being investigated. Rafael has become a trusted parter in resolving situations and acs with integrity.”

-In house employment counsel of large privately held company

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Lázaro Law Group
321 S. Plymouth Ct Suite 1250,
Chicago, IL 60604

Rafael E. Lazaro
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