Attorneys Advising Employees Affected By Sexual Harassment
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 11,283 sexual harassment complaints were filed in 2019. When employees feel targeted by sexual harassment, it doesn’t take long to realize that their rights have been violated. Federal and state laws prohibit sexual harassment on the job.
In today’s society, many people assume that sexual harassment is something of the past. This is far from the truth. Even with the advancement of social awareness groups such as the Me Too Movement, we still see a rise in sexual harassment complaints.
Kuderer & Tamblyn, Mercer Island Law Group, is a leading employment law firm in King County advising employees who have experienced any type of discrimination or sexual harassment. If you believe that you have experienced sexual harassment at your place of work, we can help. Contact us today at 425-533-2415, or complete our online form to schedule a confidential consultation. Our law firm serves clients throughout Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland; King, Pierce and Thurston counties and the entire state of Washington.
When Sexual Harassment Includes Assault
Some of these complaints of sexual discrimination on the job also included alleged sexual violence. Meanwhile, an online information group called RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), self-described as the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, states that every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, and workplacefairness.org reports that the United States Department of Justice estimates that eight percent of all rapes occur while the person who is assaulted is working.
Whatever statistics we may uncover, it is obvious that sexual harassment – sometimes including sexual assault – remains a problem in our nation’s workplaces.
When To Hire A Sexual Harassment Attorney
Many of our clients explain to us that they have not spoken up about sexual harassment at work out of fear of backlash, discrimination from other employees or being blacklisted from an entire industry. We understand the complexities and possible workplace complications that can come when a worker brings up an employment issue. If you’re wondering how to resolve the sexual harassment problem that has affected you at your job, it’s probably time to call a lawyer.
We encourage you to stand up for yourself, as well as others who may also be affected, and tell the truth. Our employment lawyers have decades of experience. We are here to guide you through any employment litigation matter. If you believe you’ve been sexually assaulted, abused or verbally harassed in the course of your employment, please call us now. We can counsel you on how to protect yourself in case of retaliation.
Respected Employment Law Attorneys Representing Employees
Serving Seattle. Bellevue and Kirkland, our attorneys have over 90 years of combined legal experience. George Tamblyn is a well-known employment law attorney in the state of Washington. With a perfect 10 Avvo rating and more than 50 years of employment litigation experience, Mr. Tamblyn and his legal team know how to fight for you. Patricia Kuderer has over 27 years of legal experience.
Coming to the realization that you need to file an employment law complaint isn’t easy. If you believe you’ve been wronged or sexually assaulted within the workplace, we are here to help. Our consultations are confidential. We spend time with each potential client to thoroughly analyze their legal situations.
Filing A Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Don’t allow fear and anxiety to stop you from protecting yourself and your rights. Sexual harassment is more than just an employment law dispute; it’s illegal, and sexual assault is a crime. Sexual predators and employers who prey on employees need to be held accountable. We can help.
We know that you may have questions about keeping your job or if you can be discriminated against by other similar employers. We will address your concerns in detail during our consultation. Please check out the FAQs below for further information.
FAQ: Common Questions About Sexual Harassment In The State Of Washington
If you’ve been wronged in the workplace, and you’re ready to fight for your employee rights, we’re here for you. We have provided some answers below to frequently asked questions about sexual harassment in Washington workplaces.
Can I keep my job after filing a sexual harassment complaint?
Legal Voice, a leading national employment law information website, confirms that you cannot be fired in the state of Washington for filing a sexual harassment complaint or lawsuit. For best results, work with a lawyer before filing a complaint or lawsuit.
Are there government agencies in Washington ready to help workers affected by sexual harassment?
Yes, and here are a couple organizations that may be able to help you if you’ve experienced sexual harassment and/or sexual assault within the workplace.
- MRSC Rosters provides information and advocacy related to sexual harassment on the job.
- Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has posted model sexual harassment policies from an employer’s perspective that may shed light on your situation.
Is verbal sexual harassment different from physical sexual harassment?
Any form of sexual harassment or assault is prohibited in the workplace. Some forms or harassment may amount to crimes, as well. RAINN, a leading sexual assault and harassment help group, has explored the topics of verbal versus physical harassment, sexual assault and criminality of workplace discriminatory behaviors. More information is available on the organization’s website.
How much does Kuderer & Tamblyn, Mercer Island Law Group, charge for the sexual harassment representation?
We begin with a complimentary consultation for workers who have been targeted with sexual harassment. Further financial arrangements will be customized to your situation and clearly explained in advance. Our intake specialists are available via our website 24 hours a day. Let us hear from you if you wish to learn more about how we can help you. Call 425-533-2415 or send an email message through this website.