Workplace Sexual Harassment

Workplace Sexual Harassment Attorney in Morgantown

Fighting For Those Who have Experienced Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in West Virginia

Sexual harassment can make a workplace intimidating, offensive, or downright hostile. Because workers have a right to a safe and professional workplace, sex or gender-based discrimination is absolutely inexcusable and should not be ignored. 

If you are experiencing sexual harassment in your place of work from a manager, supervisor, coworker, or someone else, our Morgantown sexual harassment lawyers want to hear from you. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be owed damages to compensate you for lost wages and/or benefits, emotional distress, related medical or psychological counseling expenses, and more.

Call Bailess Law Firm today at (304) 841-0037 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our sexual harassment attorney in Morgantown.

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What Proof Do I Need in a Sexual Harassment Case?

Several types of evidence can help build a strong case:

  • Documented Incidents: Keep a detailed record of every incident of harassment, including dates, times, locations, and the individuals involved. Note any witnesses who may have seen or heard the harassment. Documenting these incidents as soon as they occur can help preserve the accuracy of your memory.
  • Electronic Evidence: Emails, text messages, voicemails, and social media messages can serve as critical evidence. These communications often provide direct proof of harassment or inappropriate behavior. Save all relevant electronic communications and ensure they are backed up in a secure location.
  • Witness Testimony: Witnesses who have observed the harassment can provide powerful corroborating evidence. Co-workers, supervisors, or anyone who was present during the incidents can testify on your behalf. Ensure that you gather contact information and statements from these witnesses as soon as possible.
  • Company Policies and Procedures: Review your employer’s policies on sexual harassment and any training materials provided. Evidence that your employer failed to follow their own policies or did not take adequate steps to prevent harassment can strengthen your case.
  • Medical and Psychological Records: If the harassment has led to physical or emotional distress, medical records from a healthcare provider can substantiate your claims. Therapy or counseling notes that document your experiences and their impact on your mental health are also valuable.
  • Formal Complaints: Copies of any formal complaints you have filed with your employer, human resources, or relevant regulatory agencies are essential. This documentation shows that you took steps to address the harassment through official channels.

How a Sexual Harassment Attorney Can Help

We can assist you by:

  • Legal Guidance and Strategy: Understanding the legal framework surrounding sexual harassment is critical. We can explain your rights, the relevant laws, and the legal options available to you. We will develop a strategic plan tailored to your specific situation to maximize your chances of success.
  • Gathering and Preserving Evidence: We will assist in gathering all necessary evidence, ensuring that it is preserved correctly and remains admissible in court. We can issue subpoenas for additional documents or communications and work with expert witnesses if needed.
  • Filing and Managing Your Claim: Filing a sexual harassment claim involves strict deadlines and procedural requirements. We will handle all aspects of filing your claim, from preparing legal documents to meeting deadlines, ensuring that your case proceeds smoothly through the legal system.
  • Negotiating Settlements: Many sexual harassment cases are resolved through settlements rather than going to trial. We can negotiate on your behalf to secure a fair settlement that compensates you for your suffering, lost wages, and any other damages.
  • Representing You in Court: Having a dedicated attorney by your side is crucial if your case goes to trial. We will represent you in court, presenting a compelling case backed by evidence and expert testimony. We will advocate fiercely for your rights, aiming to achieve a favorable verdict.
  • Providing Emotional Support: Sexual harassment cases can be emotionally draining. We provide not only legal support but also emotional backing, understanding the personal challenges you face. We will help you remain focused and resilient throughout the process.
  • Ensuring Retaliation Protection: Employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who file sexual harassment complaints. We will protect you from retaliation and take swift action if any adverse actions are taken against you for standing up against harassment.

Contact Our Sexual Harassment Attorney in Morgantown Today

It is not uncommon for sexual harassment victims to be reluctant to take legal action due to fear of retaliation. Don't fall into this line of thinking and believe that there is nothing you can do. Sexual harassment and workplace retaliation are both prohibited by the law. This means that you have legal rights, and an experienced attorney can help you make sense of how to move forward.

Although it may seem intimidating to speak with a sexual harassment attorney, we want to reassure you that there is nothing to worry about. You have nothing to lose by discussing your experience with Bailess Law Firm PLLC. Our attorneys are caring professionals who will listen to your concerns without judgment and help you understand whether you have a viable legal case. If our team agrees that sexual harassment has indeed occurred, we'll help you understand your options to hold the responsible party accountable for their inappropriate and unlawful actions.

Take action today. To request a consultation with our Morgantown sexual harassment lawyer, contact us today at (304) 841-0037 now.

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