Do you live in the Columbia area? Do you believe that you have been the unfortunate victim of sexual harassment in your workplace? Or on the other side of the coin, do you believe that you have been wrongfully accused of workplace sexual harassment that you did not commit?
Whether you find yourself in one of these situations or the other, you can have peace of mind knowing that, at Smithy Law Group, we can help. Our knowledgeable and experienced team understands the complexities of sexual harassment law and the best strategies to pursue justice on your behalf. We are proud to serve clients throughout Columbia and the greater Maryland area, and we would welcome the opportunity to hear your story and learn how we might be able to help.
What Is Workplace Sexual Harassment?
Though legal definitions and details can be complex, in essence, sexual harassment is unwelcome, unwanted sexual misconduct perpetrated upon an employee that renders working conditions intolerable. In many cases, it is an ongoing course of conduct that creates what is often referred to as a hostile work environment. Some situations can be quite complex, and it can be difficult to understand exactly what does and doesn’t qualify as harassment under the law. In these situations, both employers and employees should have qualified legal counsel that they can turn to.
Employees, who are victims of sexual harassment in Maryland, can seek compensation and other remedies under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as state law and any policies your particular company may have in place. If you have been a victim of, or if you believe you have been wrongfully accused of, sexual harassment, it is important to seek the advice of an attorney in order to understand these laws and how they apply to you.
Are You a Victim of Sexual Harassment?
At Smithey Law Group, we believe that everyone deserves to feel safe, valued, and free to be who they are in their workplace. In workplaces where all employees are treated with respect and truly valued for their contributions, everyone wins. Unfortunately, we also know that not all workplaces are liked this. In some workplaces, sexual harassment is still very prevalent. If you believe that you have been the victim of illegal sexual harassment, call us.
The team at Smithey Law Group has years of experience successfully representing victims of sexual harassment. We can listen to your story and your particular circumstances, and together, we can create a strategy to best pursue your right to work in a place free of this illegal and unwelcome behavior. It may mean using your employer’s internal complaint or dispute resolution procedures, filing charges with the federal EEOC or Maryland’s Commission on Civil Rights, or even taking the fight to court, if necessary. Whatever the right solution is for you, you can work toward it with a team that understands the law and has the experience you need on your side.
Have You Been Wrongfully Accused?
While all claims of sexual harassment should certainly be taken seriously, the simple truth of the matter is that not all claims of sexual harassment are always valid. In some cases, false or unfounded accusations are made. When this happens, the results can often be devastating and undeservedly damaging to your reputation and that of your company. In these instances, you deserve the right to clear your name. In other instances, you may be an employer who is in need of legal advice for the development and implementation of a company policy to prevent sexual harassment from occurring in your workplace, thereby creating a healthier, more productive workspace for all. In either of these situations, the team at Smithey Law Group, with nearly 20 years of experience practicing in this area, can help. We understand the intricacies of the law, and we have the experience to put that understanding into practice on your behalf.
Call Us Today
At Smithey Law Group, we are proud to be a part of the Columbia community and proud of our reputation for serving all of our clients with honesty, integrity, and the necessary blend of knowledge and experience to achieve results on their behalf. If you believe that you have been the victim of sexual harassment, or on the other hand, if you have been wrongly accused of sexual harassment, call us today. Don’t delay seeking the justice, peace of mind, and compensation that you deserve. We would welcome the opportunity to hear your story and to let you know how we might be able to help. We look forward to talking with you soon.