We Help Kansas Workers Fight Back
Inappropriate jokes, comments or unwanted touching of a sexual nature in the workplace can make for an uncomfortable and hostile work environment. Furthermore, this type of misconduct violates both federal and Kansas law.
You do not have to tolerate sexual harassment. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment, you have the right to stop this behavior and obtain compensation for your economic losses and emotional suffering. The Law Firm of Michael M. Shultz is an experienced employment rights law practice. The firm will work to obtain compensation and fair treatment for you.
The Two Types Of Sexual Harassment
The law recognizes two types of sexual harassment:
Quid pro quo harassment — This occurs when a manager demands sexual favors as a condition of an employment benefit, such as a promotion or if the employee wants to avoid adverse employment actions.
Hostile work environment harassment — This is present when comments, jokes, unwanted touching or actions of a sexual nature create an unpleasant working environment. A hostile work environment can be created by a manager, supervisor, co-worker or other employees.
If you think you have been sexually harassed, contact the Law Firm of Michael M. Shultz to determine what can be done about it. You do not have to tolerate sexual harassment in your workplace. By taking action, you can obtain compensation, put an end to this behavior and make your workplace a better environment for all.
What You Need To Do
Many employers have procedures in place for reporting violations. You should follow these procedures by taking the appropriate action. You should also keep a diary of the behavior, noting the dates, times and nature of events. If there are witnesses who have knowledge of the behavior, note their names as well.
Schedule A Consultation
Attorney Michael Shultz can evaluate your situation and explain what he can do for you. He can prepare and file a complaint with the EEOC or Kansas Human Rights Commission and represent you throughout the entire legal process. We may be able to obtain a mediated settlement with damages or obtain a jury verdict and award for damages in court.
Our firm has extensive experience investigating claims of sexual harassment and has appeared in both administrative and judicial venues. For a free initial consultation* with the Law Firm of Michael M. Shultz, call 785-371-4476 or send the firm an email.
We represent clients in Shawnee County, northeast Kansas from Wichita to Topeka and across the state.
*Our free initial consultation is designed to help potential clients determine whether he or she has valid legal claims that can be filed with state or federal agencies or with the courts. It is usually completed via phone and lasts a maximum of 30 minutes. A follow-up office visit may be scheduled if appropriate.