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Chicago Workplace Sexual Abuse Attorneys

Workplace sexual abuse can have a severe impact on a victim’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. It can also interfere with daily life and the ability to earn a living wage. At Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, we believe no worker should ever have to tolerate workplace sexual abuse or harassment. Our Chicago sexual abuse attorneys stand up for victims of this crime throughout Illinois.

Why Choose Our Workplace Sexual Abuse Lawyers?

  • We offer free initial consultations and do not charge any fees for our legal services unless we win the case.
  • Our team of attorneys has years of experience representing clients in sexual assault, abuse, and harassment lawsuits.
  • We know how to achieve the case results our clients deserve. We have obtained over $500 million for our clients.

What Does Workplace Sexual Abuse Look Like?

Workplace sexual abuse refers to unwanted sexual behavior, harassment, assault, or other sex crimes that occur within the context of employment. It can involve sexually abusive actions and behaviors in a physical office, such as nonconsensual touching, kissing, groping, penetration, rape, or attempted rape. It can also refer to internet sex crimes in a remote workplace, such as inappropriate messages, unsolicited sexually explicit images or videos, and cyberstalking.

A case of workplace sexual abuse often involves an exploitation of power by the perpetrator. Someone in a position of authority within the workplace, such as a boss, manager, or supervisor may take advantage of their power to pressure, coerce, force, or blackmail workers into engaging in unwanted sexual acts. This includes quid pro quo sexual abuse, where sexual favors are demanded or expected in exchange for job benefits or promotions.

Types of Financial Compensation Available to Victims of Work Sexual Abuse

Sadly, reporting workplace sexual abuse to your manager or human resources may not be enough to bring the offender to justice or make you feel heard. Many workplaces cultivate a culture of silence by dismissing or minimizing sexual misconduct complaints. A civil sexual abuse lawsuit can provide the opportunity to hold the perpetrator and company accountable.

A successful claim could result in financial compensation for various related costs and losses, such as:

  • Medical treatments
  • Mental health counseling or therapy
  • Prescription medications
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional stress
  • Psychological trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Punitive damages, in some cases

If you were retaliated against after reporting sexual abuse in your workplace – such as if you lost your job or got demoted – you may qualify for further compensation through a retaliation lawsuit in Illinois. This could reinstate your job, reimburse you for backpay owed (plus interest and penalties), and hold the company responsible for unlawful retaliation.

Contact Us Today for a Free Workplace Sexual Abuse Consultation

The lawyers at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, are committed to their clients and the fight for workers’ rights in Illinois. When you come to us with a potential workplace sexual abuse claim, we will listen to you and we will believe you. A lawyer will review your legal options and guide you through the process of seeking justice and the best possible case outcome with personalized services.

Begin your workplace sexual abuse case with a free, no-obligation consultation at one of our conveniently located law offices in Chicago or Lisle. Contact us online or call (312) 321-8414 today.