If You Are Being Sexually Harassed, We Can Help
Our attorneys hold employers accountable
Sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace is never acceptable. There are federal and state laws that protect your rights. Employers and harassers often deny there is a problem, and the legal process can be complicated. That’s why you need an experienced Cincinnati and Dayton sexual harassment attorney who can fight for you.
At Gibson Law, LLC, we know how employers respond to claims of sexual harassment. We used to represent employers when we worked at a large law firm. We know what kind of evidence is needed to build strong cases and which legal strategies get the best results. Now, we help employees who have been sexually harassed hold employers accountable for their actions.
There are two types of sexual harassment that can occur at the workplace.
Quid pro quo
This type of sexual harassment often occurs when a supervisor seeks sexual favors in exchange for a work-related decision. For example, the supervisor may threaten to withhold a promotion, pay raise or transfer unless the employee engages in sexual behavior. Or the employee is threatened with termination or a reduction in pay if they do not comply with such requests.
Hostile work environment
This form of sexual harassment creates an uncomfortable environment at the workplace and impacts an employee’s work performance. Examples of harassment can include sexual advances, staring or leering, making sexually suggestive remarks, inappropriate touching, sexual jokes and sending sexual messages or images.
Some people are concerned about what might happen if they report sexual harassment. They worry they will lose their job or the respect of co-workers. They wonder if reporting will affect their futures chances for promotion or their ability to get other jobs. Some wonder if it’s even worth pursuing a complaint.
None of this is your fault. It’s your employer that needs to be held responsible for the treatment you have received. Attorney Angela J. Gibson knows how sexual harassment can impact your career and your life. She knows what you are going through and the questions you are asking yourself. She takes your case seriously right from the start.
You do not have to tolerate sexual harassment
Our sexual harassment lawyer knows where to look for evidence that proves you experienced sexual harassment. We gather and carefully review documentation. We identify and interview witnesses that may include co-workers and managers. Attorney Angela J. Gibson knows how to build strong cases that employers must take seriously.
She can also go guide you through the legal process step by step and go over your options. These may include negotiating a settlement with your employer or filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC). She can also help you take legal action against your employer.
If you are experiencing sexual harassment, it’s important to get trusted legal advice as soon as possible. Over time, evidence can be lost or destroyed, and the memories of witnesses can fade. We can explain your rights, go over your legal options and answer any questions you have so you can decide what to do next.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team at our Cincinnati or Dayton office.