Workplace Harassment Overview
Harassment is a serious form of workplace discrimination, and it can be a violation of federal and state law. If you are the victim of workplace harassment, you may be suffering serious mental and emotional strain. You may even be afraid for your physical safety. With extensive experience representing management and employees in a wide variety of employment law disputes, Alan Kansas, LLC, can expertly evaluate your workplace harassment claim from both the employee’s and management’s perspectives. Then he can work with you to review your options and help come up with a plan to protect your best interests, both now and in the long run. Attorney Kansas can also provide a defense if you or your business is facing a harassment charge. To learn more about how your rights can be protected by a workplace harassment lawyer, contact our Terrytown, LA, office.
What Is Workplace Harassment?
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines harassment as “unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.” Of course, everyone has to deal with minor grievances and irritation at work. Harassment becomes illegal where the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile or abusive. Harassment can involve verbal abuse, such as racial slurs or threats, offensive jokes, insults and name-calling. It can also involve physical abuse or unwelcome bodily contact. Actual financial harm is not a prerequisite for a harassment claim.
“For nearly a decade, Attorney Kansas worked in employment litigation defense for big business firms. For over a decade since, Attorney Kansas has represented employees and small business owners dealing with employment law problems. Today, he proudly represents the victims of workplace harassment and businesses committed to responsibly dealing with workplace harassment issues.”
Who Is Liable for Harassment?
Harassment does not necessarily have to involve relationships between supervisors and employees. You may experience illegal harassment coming from a co-worker or even a non-employee. However, it is important to seek advice early on from an experienced employment lawyer, because the employer may or may not be liable for harassment by a co-worker or non-employee. When and how you inform management about the harassment is often a key factor in successful resolution. Additionally, you may have a valid claim even if you are not the person being targeted. If another individual’s discriminatory actions create a hostile environment, you are a victim of harassment. To best protect yourself, talk to a qualified attorney as soon as you experience a problem with illegal harassment in your workplace.
Why Choose Attorney Kansas for Your Claim?
For nearly a decade, Alan Kansas worked in employment litigation defense for big business firms. Today, he proudly represents the victims of workplace harassment and small businesses committed to following the law and dealing responsibly with workplace harassment issues. Thanks to his years of experience on the management side of the table, he understands the most effective strategies for handling harassment cases. He understands that employers sometimes face unfair or exaggerated accusations of harassment. For this reason, he is also ready to provide hard-hitting defense.
Our Approach to Harassment Cases
Attorney Kansas is pragmatic and unfailingly honest. When Alan Kansas is analyzing your harassment claim, he will look at the big picture to determine how your actions will affect you now and in the future. Many workplace harassment attorneys are anxious to bring cases to court because that is the only way they can turn your difficult situation into a fee. As a result, they don’t spend enough time with you to explain the commitment required to successfully pursue employment litigation and how the decision to sue might affect your career long after the case is finished. Rarely does either party to a lawsuit feel like they really came away victorious. That is why it is in your best interest to consider the big picture and at least think about the other options. In some cases, it may be in your best interests to take a different approach. For example, making a complaint with your human resources (HR) department, filing an EEOC charge, and other ways of attempting to resolve the dispute without going to court may serve you better in the long run. After reviewing your case, Attorney Kansas will only take on your claim if he believes he can truly help.
By setting up a low-price flat fee counseling and strategy session, you can have Attorney Kansas help you identify the important facts, sort through the various options for dealing with the problem, and set up a plan that best fits your objectives.
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