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Top Kansas City, MO Sexual Harassment Lawyers Near You

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Kansas City Office

107 W. 9th Street, Suite 207, Kansas City, MO 64105

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2600 Grand Blvd, Suite 380, Kansas City, MO 64108

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1201 Walnut Street, Suite 1450, Kansas City, MO 64106

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Liberty Office | Serving Kansas City, MO

The Flagship Building, 200 Westwoods Drive, Liberty, MO 64068

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Independence Office | Serving Kansas City, MO

221 W. Lexington Ave, Suite 200, Independence, MO 64050

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Kansas City Office

2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200, Kansas City, MO 64108

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Kansas City Office

4600 Madison Ave, Suite 1000, Kansas City, MO 64112

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Kansas City Office

800 E 101st Terrace, Suite 350, Kansas City, MO 64131

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Kansas City Office

104 W 9th St, Suite 401, Kansas City, MO 64105

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Kansas City Office

1600 Genessee Street, Suite 303, Kansas City, MO 64102

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Kansas City Office

3441 Coleman Road, Kansas City, MO 64111

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Parkville Office | Serving Kansas City, MO

8013 Park Ridge Dr, Parkville, MO 64152

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Lee's Summit Office | Serving Kansas City, MO

201 SE 1st St, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Kansas City Office

2300 Main Street, Suite 800, Kansas City, MO 64108

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Kansas City Office

4233 Roanoke Road, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64111

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Kansas City Office

2300 Main Street, Ninth Floor, Kansas City, MO 64108

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Kansas City Office

4900 Main St, Suite 150, Kansas City, MO 64112

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Kansas City Office

1200 Main Street, Suite 3800, Kansas City, MO 64105

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The Average Total Federal Prison Sentence for Sexual Harassment in Missouri

226.15 months*

* based on 2019 Individual Offenders - Federal Court sentencing in Missouri federal courts. See Sentencing Data Information for complete details.

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What Is Considered Sexual Harassment?

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, workers are protected against sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment can be conduct or comments that substantially interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Sexual harassment is prohibited under federal law but many states have their own employee rights laws that give further protections for workers. Sexual harassment can occur between men or women or people of any gender or sexual orientation. A sexual harassment lawsuit can allow a worker to recover lost income, loss of benefits, and in some cases, punitive damages.

What Are Forms of Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment includes hostile work environment claims and quid pro quo harassment. Quit pro quo is Latin for “this for that” and may involve a supervisor offering benefits in exchange for sexual favors. For example, if the boss says an employee will get a promotion if they have sex with the boss, that is quid pro quo harassment. Hostile work environment sexual harassment claims involve unwanted conduct or harassment that is severe or ongoing in a way that unreasonably interferes with work performance. Conduct that could create a hostile work environment includes unwanted sexual advances, repeated offensive comments, unwanted touching, or even sexual jokes or comics.

How Can I Stop Sexual Harassment?

If you are dealing with a coworker that is harassing you, tell the employee to stop the harassment immediately. You should report sexual harassment to your supervisor or human resources department. This puts the company on notice of the harassment and can protect you if you are later retaliated against or if the company does not put an end to the harassment. If the harassment continues and the company takes no meaningful action, you can contact a sexual harassment attorney for legal advice and report the sexual harassment claim to the EEOC or state agency.

I Got Fired After Reporting Harassment

Your employer cannot retaliate against you if you report harassment. It may be unlawful retaliation for an employer to fire, demote, or take any adverse employment action against a worker for engaging in protected activities, like reporting harassment or complaining about another coworker that is being harassed. If you were fired for reporting a hostile work environment, a sexual harassment lawyer can help you recover damages.

Is Sexual Harassment a Crime?

Some types of sexual harassment could also be a crime. Sexual assault, stalking, indecent exposure, lewd conduct, and other criminal charges can overlap with sexual harassment. For example, if a sexual harasser was making unwanted sexual advances at work, that could be considered harassment. If the harasser then reached out and groped the employee, that could be considered assault. If you think you may have been the victim of criminal assault, you can report the offense to law enforcement.

Can I File a Lawsuit for Sexual Harassment?

You may be able to file a lawsuit in civil court if you are a victim of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment lawsuits generally require the employer to have exhausted other pathways first, including filing an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claim or going through your state employment rights agency. An employment lawyer can help you get money for lost wages, loss of benefits, and even get your job back if you were a victim of workplace sexual harassment.

Can I Sue For Harassment if I Quit?

Yes, you can file a sexual harassment claim after you quit, after you were fired, or even if you are still employed. Some workers find their jobs to be such an offensive work environment that they have no option but to quit. Talk to a sexual harassment law firm about your options for taking legal action after harassing conduct at work.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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