Whether you just started a job or have been with the same company your entire adult life, it is important to understand the rights afforded to employees in Illinois and elsewhere. These rights essentially translate to duties imposed upon employers. For example, an employer has the duty to provide a safe working environment. They also have the duty to not discriminate against employees and address any instances of discrimination or sexual harassment.
While currently hot button topics, discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace have always been treated as serious situations. However, it may not always be the easiest manner to address. For instance, many employees do not report these events right away because they may not feel comfortable airing grievances or reliving the experience. Initial actions taken may not work. And sometimes, the damages experienced can be intense, causing the need to file additional actions.
At Walker Morton, LLP, our skilled attorneys understand the ins and outs of employer litigation issues such as discrimination and sexual harassment. Our law firm is dedicated to helping employees in the Chicago area protect their rights by guiding them through the legal process. We take the time to assess the available information, initiate further investigation, interview witnesses and even consult with experts. We seek to paint a clear picture in order to achieve a favorable outcome and award for our clients.
To learn more, check out our law firm's employment litigation website. Legal matters involving work can be a stressful situation; however, if an employee is being mistreated because of a protected character trait or has suffered sexual harassment, it is vital to explore your options and protect your rights.