Our firm recognizes how stressful and heartbreaking sexual harassment can be in the workplace. It is just unacceptable. Many times, victims of workplace sexual harassment feel embarrassed or too frightened to report their harasser. Give 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. Contact us today to get started.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIM IN VIRGINIA?
In Virginia, victims of workplace sexual harassment must report the incident(s) to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Virginia Office of Civil Rights typically within 180 days of the harassment taking place. In some circumstances, sexual harassment victims will have up to 300 days to report the harassment, however, it is still best to pursue action as soon as you are able to. Doing so will start the process quickly (as it can be time-consuming) and hopefully, put an end to the harassment promptly. It will also help ensure that you will not miss any important deadlines.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A VALID CLAIM?
There are a number of different ways that sexual harassment (also known as a hostile work environment) can occur. For example, harassment can occur through repeated unwanted sexual advances. If you can demonstrate 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 form of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in addition to Virginia law.
It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today if you are experiencing workplace harassment. Our firm is compassionate, experienced, and dedicated. We are on your side. Give us a call today.
CONTACT OUR VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY
At Passero Employment Law, we understand it is difficult to confront problems in the workplace or face litigation. With that in mind, we take a solutions-oriented approach to our representation – focusing on the right process and the right solution for each of our clients. 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.