Sexual Harassment Attorney
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on sex, among other protected characteristics such as race and religion. Past court decisions have set a precedent: Title VII applies not only to overt examples of employment discrimination such as wrongful termination or inequitable pay, but also to harassment in the workplace. It is important to realize that sexual harassment is not always blatant. According to the Equal Employment Commission, this form of employee discrimination can include unwelcome sexual advances or any other form of sexualized speech or actions that generate a hostile or offensive work environment.
More Than 100 Years of Combined Legal Experience on Your Side
If you have been the victim of sexual harassment - or if you know someone who has - do not hesitate to talk to a personal injury lawyer about the situation. It is crucial that you take immediate action to protect your rights. At Morelli Alters Ratner, we have more than 100 years of combined experience and are passionate about protecting our clients who have suffered any form of discrimination. Sexual harassment is a serious matter, and our attorneys have a history of success in these types of cases.
In 2011, Attorney Benedict Morelli of our firm served as lead counsel in the largest single-plaintiff sexual harassment verdict in history. The victim - whose employers at the Illinois furniture rental company where she formerly worked repeatedly ignored her claims of harassment and assault in the workplace - obtained a settlement of $95 million. As former president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Attorney Morelli has been included in the Best Lawyers in America® list every year since 1995.
Choose Morelli Alters Ratner for Dedicated Advocacy
All of the attorneys at our renowned firm show a similar level of dedication, professionalism, and ability. Contact Morelli Alters Ratner today to speak to a caring personal injury attorney about your case. We are here to provide the aggressive advocacy and compassionate counsel necessary to achieve the outcome you deserve.