Sexual Harassment Lawyers in Kane County
Attorneys for Sexual Harassment Cases in the Western Chicago Suburbs
The attorneys at Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, understand that sexual harassment on the job causes very real, often life-altering trauma to those who are victimized. Illinois law recognizes two separate types of sexual harassment. The first occurs when a manager, supervisor, or another person in a position of authority initiates unwanted sexual contact or other inappropriate relationships in exchange for on-the-job favors, including a promotion or pay increase. In extreme cases, the offender may threaten to fire a victim if he or she does not comply with requests for sexual or other personal favors. The second type of sexual harassment involves a hostile work environment. A company that allows crude language, sexually explicit jokes or images, or sexually-charged comments toward coworkers may be held responsible for creating and maintaining a hostile work environment.
Both types of sexual harassment can be extremely damaging to a victim who has been forced to endure such behavior. Our experienced sexual harassment lawyers have helped many victims obtain the compensation they deserve. Contact Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, to discuss your case.
Compassionate Attorneys in Batavia and Geneva
When you call us to discuss a potential sexual harassment claim, we listen with care and compassion. We also pledge to address your concerns honestly, presenting an accurate portrayal of what you can expect as you move forward. Our attorneys will offer guidance on how to handle your current job, as appropriate, and will explain the process of filing a claim. With our experience, we know that confronting the issue of sexual harassment is very difficult and extremely personal. That is why we take the time to help you weigh the benefits of filing your claim, including the compensation you could receive, whether your job could be restored, and other positive outcomes. You deserve to be well-informed before making a decision about how to proceed. We are here to help you and charge no attorneys' fees unless you collect compensation.
Adding a Retaliation Claim
In most sexual harassment cases, there is some type of actual or implied retaliation. For example, if you file a claim that says your manager sexually harassed you, your supervisor may attempt to fire you. Alternatively, you may be coerced into quitting, which is called a constructive discharge. If you lost your job, were demoted, or lost wages as the result of your sexual harassment claim, an experienced employment law attorney can help you decide if a retaliation claim should also be filed.
When you have been the victim of sexual harassment, it may be difficult to come forward and make a claim. The longer you wait, however, the more difficult it becomes to secure the justice you deserve. Over time, witnesses forget what they saw or heard, filing deadlines pass, and the people involved may move on to other employment. Contact the offices of MKFM Law today to speak to an experienced sexual harassment lawyer about your case. Call 630-549-0960 and get the help you need. We handle sexual harassment matters in Elgin, Bartlett, North Aurora, Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles, and all throughout Kane County.