The average U.S. worker spends 47 hours per week at work ― and the time is excruciating if you are the victim of unlawful workplace misconduct.
Workplace misconduct comes in many forms including:
- Sexual harassment;
- Age discrimination;
- Pregnancy discrimination;
- Disability discrimination;
- Harassment based on gender, race, religion, national origin or genetic information;
- Retaliation because you asserted your right to be free of harassment or discrimination; and
- Retaliation for whistleblowing (coming forward with evidence that your employer may be committing fraud against the government).
The offensive conduct can come from many sources including:
- The victim’s supervisor;
- A supervisor in another area;
- An agent of the employer;
- A co-worker; and
- A nonemployee.
The victim can be anyone affected by the offensive conduct, and unlawful harassment may occur without economic injury or termination of employment.
Employment law cases are extremely difficult because the victim depends on the employer for a paycheck and, oftentimes, doesn’t want to “make waves” out of fear of jeopardizing their financial security. Also, standing up for your rights against a large corporation ― with significant financial resources ― can be intimidating to employees who, in many cases, simply want the misconduct to stop.
If you are a victim of workplace misconduct, contact us immediately. Our attorneys are skilled at handling these sensitive cases. We will advise you on your legal rights and options, work to ensure that the conduct stops, and pursue the financial compensation to which you are legally entitled.