Sexual Harassment Claims
Both state and federal laws protect individual employees from sexual harassment in the workplace. Making a claim for sexual harassment can quickly become complex, not to mention sensitive in that such claims often involve very personal information. You want an advocate who can investigate the facts while keeping your privacy and dignity intact.
The Law Firm of Stephen S. Burgoon in Frederick, Maryland, strives to do just that for clients who have become involved in sexual harassment claims and other employment law matters. Attorney Stephen Burgoon understands the sensitivity with which such claims must be handled. He takes an aggressive stance on protecting his clients’ rights to a hostile-free work environment.
As a solo practitioner, Mr. Burgoon works individually with clients from start to finish. He purposefully limits his caseload so he can give your case the attention and detail it deserves.
What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment comes in many different forms. Mr. Burgoon’s experience includes representing those with claims involving:
- Lewd or offensive comments, gestures, jokes or images of a sexual nature
- Being asked for sexual favors in exchange for career advances by a manager or company executive (called “quid pro quo” cases)
- Denial of promotions or raises based on rejecting sexual advances
- Unwanted touching or assault
- Wrongful retaliation as a result of reporting sexual harassment
Prolonged sexual harassment can create a hostile work environment, making it difficult to work effectively. You have the right to take action against such an environment, especially if it appears to be tolerated by executives or internal authorities whom you have made aware of the situation.
It’s important to document all instances of sexual harassment and save that documentation. Sexual harassment claims often turn on the availability of evidence. As your lawyer, Mr. Burgoon can help you gather such evidence, assisting with digital discovery if needed, to build a strong claim in your defense.