Tinley Park Sexual Harassment Attorney

Find the right Sexual Harassment attorney in Tinley Park, IL

Illinois law defines sexual harassment as any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether they are verbal advances or physical action. Prevalent 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 Tinley Park may be required to implement 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 Tinley Park to determine if the incidents alleged in the complaints they receive are true. Employers are also prohibited under these laws from taking action in retaliation against an employee who has claimed sexual harassment, such as firing them or denying them a promotion.

How can a Illinois attorney help?

Without expertise in the applicable laws, both investigating and establishing a sexual harassment claim can be difficult. The federal officers who investigate claims of sexual harassment are, unfortunately, often too busy to give much attention to any one claim. Thus, hiring a Tinley Park lawyer can be the surest way to file your sexual harassment claim within the deadlines specified by the state of Illinois.

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Life in Tinley Park

With a population of over 59,000, Tinley Park is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Chicago. The village is located mostly in Cook County, Illinois, though some of it overlaps into Will County. Tinley Park was chosen by Business Week as the best place in America to raise a family in the year 2009.

Tinley Park received its first economic impulse in the early 1900's with the introduction of railroads. Several industrial companies opened their establishments in the area, providing many jobs and activities for residents. Recently Tinley Park is known for its high-pace residential development which has led to its continued population growth.

Visitors to Tinley Park are usually welcomed with a hefty dose of artistic and recreational opportunities. A main venue for concerts is the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, formerly known as The World Music Theater. It is an outdoor venue which seats 28,000. Additionally, a Tinley Park Arts Council has been created for the purpose of promoting and supporting the arts and events in Tinley Park.

Lawyers in Tinley Park, Illinois will usually file your legal claims in the Cook County Circuit Court. Tinley Park lawyers are prepared to assist clients in a wide array of legal issues and disputes.

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