Sexual harassment occurs when an employee is subjected to a hostile work environment because of their sex. It includes, but is not limited to, sexual advances at work, repeated crude jokes by supervisors or coworkers, condescending remarks, or suggestive comments.
Unwelcome, offensive conduct may be illegal if it is directed at you because of your sex, even if it does not involve sexual behavior. You have the right to a workplace where all people are treated the same regardless of their sex. Eastern Maine Law represents current and former employees in sexual harassment claims.
Employers are liable for sexual harassment when they unreasonably fail to prevent and correct it. If you are a victim of harassment you should report it to your employer and give them a chance to fix it. It is illegal to retaliate against an employee for reporting sexual harassment.
Cases can be resolved early. They may go through the Maine Human Rights Commission or court. Sometimes cases go all the way to trial, but that is up to you. Eastern Maine Law is ready and willing to go to trial when necessary.
The courtroom is not something to be feared or avoided. A trial is an opportunity for a case to be heard. A calm, tenacious advocate, John Gause embraces each opportunity to bring a client’s case to trial.
A successful outcome is one in which the client walks away feeling as though their rights were vindicated. They feel fairly compensated for the wrong suffered. John’s goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for each individual client.
Almost all of the cases we handle are on a contingency-fee. That means that the attorney’s fee comes out of the recovery in your case instead of charging you upfront. If there is no recovery in a contingency-fee case, you do not owe us anything.