We Help You Fight Harassment in the Workplace
Our attorneys know how to get results
Every employee deserves to be treated with respect at the workplace. When employees are subjected to harassment, they aren’t sure how to respond. Many aren’t even sure if there’s anything that can be done. That’s why it’s important to talk to an experienced harassment attorney if you feel you are being mistreated in the workplace.
The lawyers at Gibson Law, LLC know how employers handle cases involving harassment. That’s because we use to represent them. We’ve seen what type of evidence builds strong cases and which legal strategies are the most effective. Now, we help employees in Ohio who have been subjected to harassment get justice.
We hold employers accountable
Federal laws – such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – and Ohio state laws protect employees from harassment at the workplace. Harassers can include supervisors, co-workers, an agent of the employer or even a non-employee.
Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is directed at a member of a protected class that is specified by law (race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age [40 or older] or disability). This conduct is against the law when it is a condition of continued employment or creates a hostile work environment.
Not all offensive behavior can be called harassment. Petty slights, annoying behavior and isolated incidents generally are not considered harassment and are not illegal.
There are several forms of harassment. It can be verbal, psychological, digital, physical or sexual. Examples include making offensive jokes or comments, spreading rumors, sending unwelcome texts or emails, unwelcome and inappropriate touching and asking for sexual favors in exchange for a promotion.
The laws addressing workplace harassment are complex and pursuing legal claims can be complicated. That’s why you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Attorney Angela J. Gibson takes your case seriously from the start and is determined to help you get the best possible outcome.
Our firm investigates your claim. We know where to look for evidence of harassment. We carefully review documentation that may include policy manuals, memos, emails, text messages, timesheets and performance reviews. We interview witnesses, such as co-workers or supervisors.
Fighting back against harassment
We can guide you through the legal process every step of the way. This could include filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC). We can negotiate a settlement with your employer or file a lawsuit to fight for you in court if necessary.
You may not be sure if the behavior you are experiencing at work meets the legal definition of harassment. An experienced attorney can review the details of what’s been happening, explain your rights and go over your legal options. An attorney can also answer any questions you have about your situation.
Don’t delay. Over time, evidence can be lost or destroyed, and the memories of witnesses can fade. Contact us today for a consultation with a member of our legal team at our Cincinnati or Dayton office.