SEXUAL HARASSMENT

The #metoo movement started an important conversation about disgusting and obscene things that that happen to women in the workplace. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of work that remains to be done.  

Sexual harassment is still all too common, and too many businesses simply try to "brush it under the rug" when a complaint is made. If your company has failed you, RMN can help.  We will fight to bring you the justice you deserve. 

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What is Sexual Harassment?

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): 

  • The harasser can be a man or a woman. The victim can be either gender as well. 

  • A victim can be sexually harassed by someone of the same gender. 

  • The harasser can be an owner, a supervisor, a co-worker, or even a customer if the employer doesn't take reasonable steps to prevent it. 

  • Sexual Harassment is still illegal, even if the victim isn't fired and suffers no loss of income. 

The harasser's conduct must be unwelcome, and can include: 

  • aggressive sexual advances

  • requests for sexual favors

  • lewd "jokes"

  • unwelcome touching

  • inappropriate text messages

How do I know if I need a lawyer?

If you think you may have been sexually harassed, then you should contact RMN Law for a free consultation. Every situation is unique, and you should lean on the experience of an employment attorney in deciding what you to do next. We can give you an honest assessment of your case, and a guide you through this difficult situation. You didn't want to be sexually harassed, and it isn't fair that you have to deal with the fallout. RMN will help you make the best of a terrible situation. 

How can I afford a lawyer?

We know that hiring a lawyer may seem financially impossible.  You may have just lost your job, or fear losing it in the near future. The good news is that RMN offers contingency billing so you can pursue justice under the least amount of financial hardship. In contingency billing, we pay all the upfront costs in exchange for a portion of the money we secure for you. If there is no recovery, you pay nothing. It is just another way that we are ATTORNEYS WHO ARE ON YOUR TEAM TM

Are there important deadlines?

Yes, there are extremely important deadlines you must make or your claim could be lost. The EEOC, PHRC, and Courts all have Statutes of Limitations (SOL) that limit the amount of time you have to bring your claim. In some cases, those deadlines can be as soon as 30 days after the illegal act, though in most situations the SOL is between six and 12 months. Only an experienced attorney can tell you what the SOL on your case is. Don't wait to call, or it may be too late. 

How much is my case worth?

There is no simple equation that we can use predict how much your case may be worth. You should not trust an attorney who claims to have one. Every case is unique, and the value of any case can only be determined by actually litigating it in court. Our lawyers can assess your situation and give you potential ranges after in depth investigation, but no one lawyer can tell you what our case is worth until it has been settled or tried.  

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Should I complain to human resources?

Yes, you should make a complaint to your company's HR department if you are sexually harassed by a superior or a co-worker. If your company doesn't have an HR department, you should go to a superior, or an owner. In either case, you should call an attorney right away for advice on your situations.

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA)

  • Pittsburgh Anti-Discrimination Ordinance 

  • Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance

  • United States District Court

    • Western District of Pennsylvania

    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania

    • Middle District of Pennsylvania

  • Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas

    • All counties in Pennsylvania, including Allegheny and Philadelphia

  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Pennsylvania Superior Court

  • Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

  • The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC)

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