Specializing in Rights of Employees
Is your employer or colleagues sexually harassing you? You don't have to put up with it or fear retaliation for complaining anymore. With 44 years of experience and 24 years in office, the attorneys at Burke Law Offices can help you fight for your rights and get back to your normal life as soon as possible. With us, you'll get experienced attorneys who are very kind, loyal and easy to work with.
When you face sexual harassment at work, you have every right to take action against it whether you are male or female. The Wisconsin and Federal Law protects you from retaliation from your employers. If required, a retaliation claim can be added on to the harassment claim, resulting in two claims being filed against your employer (one for sexual harassment and one for retaliation). This will ensure that people responsible for your suffering are brought to justice and your interests are given added protection.
If you are facing supervisor abuse, sexual harassment, unfair treatment, wrongful discharge or breach of contract, there are a few important points you need to remember:
In most cases, you must file with the State of Wisconsin or the Federal EEOC within 300 days of the last act of sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcomed statements, jokes, or unwanted physical contact by other employees or supervisors.
The actions could be directed to both female and male employees.
The law protects you from retaliation (such as receiving a negative job action from the employer like wage reduction, more duties or isolated treatment) when you complain to management regarding sexual harassment.
The retaliation claim by you can be as strong as the sexual harassment claim.
The important thing is you must complain about the harassing treatment through a manager or supervisor and not remain silent.
Claims can be filed in the federal court for lost wages, future wages, emotional upheaval, punitive damages, and attorney fees.
The Wisconsin Administrative Remedy is limited to a loss of wage or rehire.
Burke Law Offices can prosecute these claims on the basis of a contingent fee where the law firm is only paid a fee if we're successful.
So, why wait? Get in touch with us right away and tell us about your problem. Call 920-845-5060 for FREE telephonic consultation and confidential voice messaging.
We only work with individuals, not businesses.
We service clients in all Wisconsin counties and cities.
We can make arrangements to meet you for an initial conference in your locality and at your convenience.
Contact us today for the legal counsel you need.