Sexual Harassment

Mickey Wilson has focused its consultation and litigation expertise on providing legal services for those in need of assistance relating to sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment may include:

  • Unwelcome sexual advances
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors
  • Physical conduct, including touching, assault, battery, impeding or blocking movements
  • Verbal conduct, such as making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs, and "jokes"
  • Submission to or rejection of sexual harassment being used as a basis for employment decisions.
Sexual Harassment

Retaliation and Backlash

Retaliation has occurred when a sexual harassment victim suffers a negative action as a result of the harassment.   This can involve such actions as being denied a job promotion, being given poor work evaluations, being given unfavorable work assignments, or being denied professional opportunities such as a position on a project.   A victim may find her projects being sabotaged, or that she has become the target of other actions that undermine her ability to advance at work.  A victim who speaks out about sexual harassment may even find herself the subject of more sexual harassment.  Other actions include being demoted, suspended, reassigned, or have hours cut.  A victim may be denied access to resources necessary to do their work effectively, or find themselves cut "out of the loop" regarding work discussions or planning. They may even be fired from their jobs altogether.  In the worst incidents, a victim may be physically assaulted by a co-worker or manager.

Mickey Wilson has represented many clients in sexual harassment matters before the EEOC and in local and federal courts. We have secured judgments and settlements in excess of a million dollars for our clients. Mickey Wilson takes a measured, sensitive approach to our clients' needs, respectful of the difficulty that can be presented in dealing with discussing the emotionally-charged nature of many discrimination claims. Our goal is to represent your interests, and to make the process of finding justice as painless and as rewarding as possible. Our team of sexual harassment litigators understands the unique difficulties associated with being a victim of sexual harassment. The recovery process starts with understanding that what has happened is not your fault. Contact us today to learn more.

Because of our experience in sexual harassment litigation, Mickey Wilson is also very well equipped to consult with companies and employers on drafting and implementing policies to address such workplace problems, and promoting a healthy workplace in compliance with federal and state employment laws.

For a free consultation on your individual experiences, please contact us today.