Seattle Sexual and Racial Harassment Lawyers
WERE YOU SUBJECTED TO SEXUAL OR RACIAL HARASSMENT AT WORK? IF SO, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.
Our firm, ACKERMANN & TILAJEF, PC, prioritizes the representation of victims of workplace racial and sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment and racial harassment are forms of sex and race discrimination that violate state and federal law. Unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, and/or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to the following: the harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, an agent of the employer, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or a non-employee; the victim as well as the harasser may be a man or a woman; the victim does not have to be the opposite sex; the victim does not have to be the person harassed but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct; sexual harassment may occur without any economic injury to or discharge of the victim; the harasser’s conduct must be unwelcome. Similarly, racial harassment occurs when the work environment is permeated with offensive racial slurs, cartoons, ridicule, comments or jokes. Our firm has and continues to represent dozens of victims of sexual and racial harassment each year, in California, Washington, Oregon and Nevada.
In 25 years of practice, Craig Ackermann and our firm have represented over 1,000 victims of sexual and racial harassment in cases around the country. We have found that sexual and racial harassment tends to occur more frequently in certain industries, including the restaurant and hotel industry, manufacturing facilities, medical facilities, and construction sites. We look for cases where there is substantial corroboration of pervasive sexual or racial harassment, where documented complaints were made to management, and where the harassment persisted following the complaints. Our multi-plaintiff sexual and racial harassment practice continues to grow, as it is a core value of our firm to pursue these cases. In addition, we vigorously pursue legal action when clients and potential clients are subjected to retaliation for raising complaints about illegal harassment, discrimination, and/or when they are retaliated against for bringing forward wage and hour complaints.