Springfield Sexual Harassment Attorney

Find the right Sexual Harassment attorney in Springfield, IL

Illinois law defines sexual harassment as any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether they are verbal advances or physical action. Common examples of sexual harassment done by employers include making sexual advances, creating an overtly sexual and offensive work environment, and making demands for sexual favors as a condition to promotion.

How does Illinois Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?

First of all, employers in the city of Springfield may be required to establish company policies with regards to sexual harassment and post these in a visible location so that employees may be informed. Company polices might include such matters as contact information to be used in reporting sexual harassment, filing procedures, and remedial measures in the event that a claim is proven to be true.

Additionally, federal and Illinois laws create specific agencies which are responsible for handling sexual harassment cases. The agencies are given authority to investigate workplaces in Springfield to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive are true. Also, these laws prohibit employers from firing an employee for alleging sexual harassment or taking any action in retaliation to a claim.

How can a Illinois attorney help?

It can be difficult to both investigate and prove a sexual harassment claim without having any expertise in the applicable areas of law. It's not uncommon for federal investigators to be too busy to handle individual claims. Because of this, working with a Springfield attorney might be the best way to make sure that your claim is processed in a timely manner.

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Life in Springfield

Springfield, Illinois is the capital of the state of Illinois. It is also the county seat of Sangamon County. Its current population is approximately 116,000 people.

Springfield, Illinois is best known for being the longtime residence of President Abraham Lincoln, who worked as a lawyer in Springfield, Illinois before being elected president and moving to Washington, D.C.

Because it is the capital of a large state, but relatively small in population, the biggest employer in Springfield, Illinois is the state government. The state of Illinois employs a large number of Springfield, Illinois lawyers. They serve as public defenders, prosecuting attorneys, and attorneys that represent the state in civil matters.

On top of that, there are many Springfield, Illinois attorneys in private practice. So, if you need legal advice, or some other legal service, you should start by contacting a qualified Springfield, Illinois attorney.

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