Can I File a Sexual Harassment Claim in Virginia?

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Our firm understands how stressful and heartbreaking sexual harassment can be in the workplace. There are no excuses or explanations for this behavior. In many instances, victims of workplace sexual harassment feel ashamed or too afraid to report their harasser. If you are in this situation, reach out to Passero Employment Law a call today to speak with a dedicated and skilled Chesterfield County sexual harassment attorney. Our firm is committed to ensuring that you and your rights are protected. We are on your side no matter what you are facing. We look forward to hearing from you. 

How long can I wait to file for sexual harassment in the workplace claim in Virginia? 

In the state of Virginia, victims of workplace sexual harassment must report the incident(s) to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Virginia Office of Civil Rights generally within 180 days of the harassment taking place. In some cases, sexual harassment victims will have up to 300 days to report the harassment, however, it is still best to seek action as soon as you are able. Doing so will begin the process quickly (as it can be time-consuming) and hopefully, put a stop to the harassment right away. It will also be beneficial to ensure that you will not miss any important deadlines.

Do I have a viable claim? 

There are several different ways that sexual harassment (also known as a hostile work environment) can occur. For instance, harassment can happen through persistent undesirable sexual advances. If you can show that you were sexually harassed in the workplace and nothing was done to put an end to it, you may have a valid claim against your employer, as sexual harassment is considered a type of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in addition to Virginia law.

Do not wait to reach out to our firm today if you are encountering workplace harassment. Our firm is understanding, experienced, and committed. We are more than ready to put our experience towards helping you. Give us a call today to get started on your claim.


If you need help with an employment law matter in the state of Virginia, you can count on Passero Employment Law to effectively represent your interests. If you would like to discuss your matter, please contact Passero Employment Law today.

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