Chicago Workplace Harassment Attorney
Illinois employers facing claims of workplace harassment need dedicated and diligent representation. An experienced workplace harassment attorney at the Des Plaines offices of Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee are seasoned defenders of Illinois employers. Our attorneys, experienced in both out-of-court mediation and trial, will handle your workplace harassment lawsuit with professionalism and discretion. Contact one of our Chicago-area offices today to discuss your claim with one of our attorneys.
Both employers and employees have a strong interest in coworkers being able to maintain amicable relationships. While management cannot insert itself into every conflict between employees, there comes a time when the employer has a duty to step in to mediate or protect an employee from the aggressive or harassing behavior of a coworker. When employers fail to step in, or when management itself is committing the harassing behavior, Illinois companies may face liability.
Workplace harassment comes in many forms
Illinois employees are protected from harassment in the workplace by both Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act. These laws are aimed at protecting employees from harassment that creates a hostile work environment for workers. Traits that may form the basis of a workplace harassment claim include:
- Sexual orientation
- Physical disability
- National origin
Claims for harassment may be based on behavior by an employer or members of senior management themselves. However, behavior by lower-level employees can also form the basis for a harassment claim when employers allow this conduct to escalate and to continue unchecked. At Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, our Chicagoland employment defense lawyers can help you resolve these conflicts as quickly as possible, minimizing damage to your organization’s reputation and to employee morale.
Seasoned litigators of harassment claims
In the state of Illinois, harassment claims are filed before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, as well as with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Our Hoffman Estates employment lawyers have years of experience appearing before the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the EEOC. We have an intimate understanding of the process and procedures involved in defending harassment claims, and can provide informed representation when your organization faces these potentially damaging and costly claims.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation in the Resolution of Workplace Harassment Claims
For assistance with a claim of workplace harassment in Illinois, contact a knowledgeable, trusted, and trial-ready workplace harassment attorney at Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee for a consultation at 847-310-0025, or in Des Plaines at 847-298-5030.