When you’re experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace, the first obligation that you have as a target of sexual harassment is to report it to the employer, to let them know what’s happening and give them an opportunity to investigate it and, hopefully, take appropriate corrective action. What we first do is assist the client in raising that complaint as thoroughly and as persuasively as possible with the employer.
Then we help them through every step of the investigation that ensues. If the employer doesn’t do the right thing, doesn’t fix the problem, doesn’t get rid of the harasser, or otherwise may retaliate against our client, then we’re gonna do everything we can to hold that employer accountable. We will work with our client to develop a strategy to do that. Sometimes that involve working the workplace and then pursuing your legal rights, suing the employer. Sometimes it involves getting the employer to do the right thing, to fix it. Whatever it involves, we’re gonna be committed to working with our client through every step of the process, even into litigation if necessary.
About Larry Schaefer
Lawrence P. Schaefer has earned the respect of judges and other lawyers for his thorough and aggressive client advocacy in negotiation and litigation. He focuses exclusively on representing people who have been subject to employment discrimination at work. Larry serves as the firm’s President and head of litigation. Learn more >
About Toni Halleen
Toni has practiced employment law since graduating from law school in 1988. The field appeals to her because in our society, our jobs can be core to our identity and well-being. Even in her early years in the 70s and 80s, Toni remembers being drawn to ideals of justice, fairness, and social equality in attending anti-discrimination marches, participating in school activism, and admiring the political satire of the Smothers Brothers (and others). Learn more >