Federal Way Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Men and women endure sexual harassment at work from their bosses and coworkers. This harassment has no place in a modern workplace, but many workers remain silent out of fear of retaliation. Premier Law Group has the legal skills you need to fight back. If you call our firm, we can listen to your story and determine whether you have a valid legal claim against a coworker or your employer. Speak with a Federal Way sexual harassment lawyer today.

Examples of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment takes many forms. Some examples include:

  • Your boss promises a raise or promotion if you have sex.
  • Your boss threatens to fire you if you don’t give in to his sexual advances.
  • Coworkers engage in sexual teasing of a colleague, catcalling and using sexualized names.
  • A boss makes degrading comments about women, claiming they can’t do math and are inferior to men.
  • A customer regularly comes into your place of work to harass you, and your boss does nothing.

Sexual harassment is sometimes hard to spot. A workplace is hostile, for example, when conduct is sufficiently pervasive to undermine a workers’ wellbeing. But how much offensive conduct is required? Over the years, courts have considered thousands of cases, but there are few bright-line rules. Let our legal team review to see if you have a case.

Sexual Harassment Laws

At Premier Law Group, we have full knowledge of all relevant sex discrimination laws:

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This is the main federal law outlawing sex discrimination, including sexual harassment. Federal law also prohibits retaliation against those who protest sexual harassment.
  • Section 49.60.180 of the Revised Code of Washington. This state law prohibits sexual harassment, including quid pro quo and hostile work environments.
  • Section 49.76 of the Revised Code of Washington. This state law grants workers certain rights related to sexual assault or domestic violence. A worker can take leave to seek counseling, relocate, or work with the police to address safety issues.

Your Right to Dignity

Our firm can help workers seek justice by reviewing evidence and building a case in support of your allegation that you were harassed. We might ask you to recount in detail examples of harassing conduct, such as jokes or slurs, including when and where they occurred.

We typically file harassment cases administratively with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Washington State Human Rights Commission. The charge puts your employer on notice of the harassment. Sometimes, we can work toward a mutually acceptable resolution for compensation, promotion, backpay, and compensatory damages. After filing a complaint, we might receive permission to file a lawsuit in court on your behalf.

How Our Federal Way Sexual Harassment Lawyers Make a Difference

Many workers stay silent out of fear. They worry that no one will believe them, including their coworkers. Nonetheless, speaking out is the first step to improving the workplace and your quality of life. Contáctenos today. In a private consultation, we can discuss the harassment and possible legal remedies. We have obtained millions of dollars for clients suffering from harassment and are eager to listen to your story.