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If someone subjected you to uncomfortable or unwanted behavior, you may wonder if it qualifies as sexual harassment. The legal definition of sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances and similar behavior. It can occur in the workplace and affect people of any age and gender.
If you’re a victim of sexual harassment, you can get help from one of our Columbia sexual harassment lawyers. Our team can listen to you, help you understand your situation better, and then pursue legal action on your behalf. Contact Louthian Law Firm, P.A. to learn more. We offer free consultations.
We have experience handling sexual harassment cases, as our case results can attest. For example, in one case against a college president, we achieved a verdict of $500,000 along with attorney’s fees. In another case, we achieved a $446,000 arbitration award for a financial advisor.
Regardless of your situation, we know how to help you. First, we can work to stop the harasser’s behavior and then seek to hold them accountable.
Many personal law firms can assist victims in South Carolina, but they may not offer the same kind of experience and service we offer. You deserve respect and care.
With our firm, you’ll get that and much more, including:
You can count on our team to stand by you throughout the entire process.
Our sexual harassment lawyers can handle every aspect of your case. Our team can:
Upon calling our firm for the first time, a team member will provide a free consultation and case review. We can help you understand what qualifies as sexual harassment, what kind of case you have, and how we can proceed by filing a legal claim or lawsuit.
After your consultation, if you hire one of our attorneys for your case, your attorney can assure you that everything you say will remain confidential. Your attorney can also tell you how they’ll protect your rights.
Additionally, your attorney can take steps to prevent any future instances of harassment or any retaliation from your employer. Such steps may include reaching out to your employer’s human resources department for you or contacting the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission about the incident.
Your attorney can listen to your story and begin investigating and building your case. While listening to your story, your lawyer may ask you how the experience affected you and may still affect you. Then, your lawyer can help you determine and list your emotional, physical, and economic damages. These expenses and losses can prove important for your case and your legal action.
The case building process involves identifying the harasser and any other parties involved, like an employer, and gathering evidence of the parties’ behavior and negligence. In your case, the evidence can include footage from a camera in your workplace, and helpful corroborating evidence may include witness testimony.
Once your lawyer builds a strong case, your lawyer can file the paperwork for a legal claim or lawsuit. Managing your legal action means negotiating a settlement or fighting for a court verdict. Regardless, your lawyer can fight for justice and a fair outcome for you.
Our team can represent your best interests from start to finish.
The definition of sexual harassment can seem somewhat vague, but it encompasses many different behaviors. For example, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (and explained by the United Nations), the definition includes sexual advances unwanted by the other person. This may involve requests for sexual favors or sexualized actions or comments.
Sexual harassment can happen anywhere—in public, at work, or at home. Any unwelcome sexual behavior may qualify as sexual harassment.
A lawyer from our firm can help you determine whether you faced sexual harassment. If you believe or know this happened to you, you should speak with our team. We can listen to your story and explain everything you need to know to move forward.
Sexual harassment can include many different unwanted physical and verbal behaviors, including but not necessarily limited to:
If you don’t see what happened to you on this list above, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t sexual harassment. Other behaviors may also qualify as harassment.
A victim of sexual harassment may have serious trauma, especially if the harassment involved assault or another crime. Since each case comes with unique circumstances, each victim’s damages can differ.
Certain professionals, like doctors, financial experts, and your lawyer, can help determine your potential damages.
You could claim emotional, physical, and economic damages, including:
Many victims of sexual harassment worry about finding proof they were harassed—and on top of it all, having to convince others. However, our lawyers can use a lot of documentation for your case.
These steps can help you build a case.
A sexual harassment lawyer from our firm can advise you about getting more evidence, organizing it appropriately, and then proving your case.
If you face harassment at work, you could file a claim through your employer’s human resources department, but you may have other options. You can file a claim through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or with the help of one of our firm’s sexual harassment attorneys in South Carolina.
Filing through the EEOC or our firm may help protect you from your harasser and your employer. You may want protection from your employer if you believe they’re directly involved in the situation, such as by enabling the harassment or threatening your employment. One of our lawyers can file your claim or a lawsuit for you.
The federal Civil Rights Act makes sexual harassment illegal in the U.S. Additionally, if a sexual harassment case involves assault, false imprisonment, or another serious charge, it can violate other state or federal laws.
One of our firm’s sexual harassment lawyers in South Carolina can help you determine whether you faced sexual harassment and how the law applies to your case.
Often, sexual harassment victims hesitate to come forward about their cases. They may not know what qualifies as sexual harassment and whether they have a case. In addition, they might fear retaliation, such as a demotion, firing, or abuse.
These concerns are valid. However, they also constitute good reasons to ask for legal help. If you seek out a case review from our team, your call is free, confidential, and comes with no obligation. You can ask your questions and concerns and get informed answers.
You should also consider seeking legal help even if you’re unsure whether you have a case. Our team can tell you more and explain your options. You may seek justice and compensation. Don’t let uncertainty keep you from taking steps for your well-being.
Know that an employer cannot retaliate against a sexual harassment victim. For example, it’s illegal for an employer to fire a victim who reported sexual harassment. In fact, if an employer doesn’t make a good faith and serious effort to help the victim, the employer can bear legal liability.
You will face no consequences by speaking with someone from our firm about your case, but you may see many benefits, including protection from further harassment and illegal retaliation.
Additionally, your lawyer can help you hold the responsible party or parties accountable by filing a personal injury lawsuit or taking other legal action. Don’t face this situation alone.
Don’t hesitate to contact our firm if you don’t know what qualifies as sexual harassment and whether you have a case (or if your loved one has a case).
We can work to understand your situation and what to do about it. Then, if you decide to hire one of our sexual harassment attorneys, your lawyer can listen to your needs and help you with your legal claim or lawsuit.
Your initial discussion with us is confidential and free, and you’ll only pay for our services on a results-only basis. The call comes with no obligation.
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