Arlington Sexual Harassment Attorney

Find the right Sexual Harassment attorney in Arlington, VA

The laws of Virginia define sexual harassment as any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including actions of either a verbal or physical nature. 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 Virginia Law Prohibit Sexual Harassment?

First, employers in Arlington are often required to formulate company policies regarding sexual conduct, which must be posted and visible to employees. Company polices might include such matters as contact information to be used in reporting sexual harassment, filing policies, and remedial measures in the event that a claim is proven to be true.

Virginia and federal laws established agencies that process claims involving sexual harassment. They have the authority to investigate Arlington workplaces regarding the conduct alleged in the complaints that have been filed with them. These laws also prohibit employers from firing employees or taking any retaliatory action against workers who have complained of sexual harassment.

How can a Virginia 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. Federal investigators are often extremely overworked. With that in mind, you should consider speaking with an attorney in Arlington, as this may be the ideal way to ensure that your claim is filed before the deadlines set by the laws of Virginia.

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Life in Arlington

Arlington is located in Arlington County, Virginia. It is located south of the Potomac River, across from Washington D.C. Per the 2010 census, Arlington's population had reached 207,627 people.

Being so near Washington D.C., sites such as the Pentagon, the Department of Defense, and the White House are not too far away. Other landmarks in Arlington include the Arlington National Cemetery, the United States Air Force Memorial and the marine Corps War Memorial.

Top employers include the Virginia Hospital Center, US Airways, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, SRA International, SAIC, CACI, Boeing, Towers Watson, and Jacobs. Although the legal industry is not included, Washington D.C. is filled with many top-notch law firms that train attorneys from top law schools. Further, in Arlington itself, there are many small firms and law offices to tend to the legal needs of residents who do not want to travel to D.C.

All in all, Arlington offers a quaint atmosphere with a location central to the "big city attractions and advantages."

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