Sexual Harassment

If you or a family member is being harassed or discriminated against at work, it is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer. At Stephanie Jane Hahn, Attorney at Law, we have more than 20 years of experience guiding clients through these difficult and emotionally trying times.

Indianapolis sexual harassment attorney Stephanie J. Hahn understands the stress and worry you are constantly struggling against. In today's troubling economy, people are afraid of losing their jobs. This gives an enormous amount of power to employers and managers. Unfortunately, many of these supervisors take advantage of their position.

Sexual harassment can be inflicted upon workers by managers, supervisors, co-workers, vendors or customers. Typically, workplace harassment falls into one of two categories:

  • Quid pro quo: This Latin-origin phrase, "this for that," refers to a type of sexual harassment we frequently handle for clients. Employees are put in a situation where they are forced into performing sexual acts to receive promotions, special treatment or to simply keep their jobs or avoid disciplinary actions.
  • Hostile work environment: This refers to the unsafe or uncomfortable environment that is created when co-workers harass, ask out or speak in derogatory ways to other workers. In recent years, the prevalence of computers in the workplace has led to an alarming increase in employees viewing Internet pornography or printing and posting pornographic pictures in the workplace. These actions can result in mental or emotional aggression and might even include actual physical aggression.

If either of these situations applies to you, or if you are feeling discriminated against at work, it is important to contact a lawyer immediately. We can begin investigating the aspects of your specific situation in order to create a unique strategy and advise you on the best course of action.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE — DON'T GO IT ALONE

It is important to remember that timelines in these sorts of cases are relatively short. The statutes are designed to protect employees, but the issues must be handled quickly.

Additionally, you must ensure to take the right course of action, which may involve first filing an internal report. Discerning how best to move forward requires professional judgment in light of applicable law. As a result, it is in your best interest to have an attorney who can navigate his or her way through all the courts and the entire employer's handbooks and policies. We have a great deal of experience handling these issues, and we know what to look for. Trust us to help you through this difficult time.

STEPHANIE JANE HAHN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, A STATEWIDE PRACTICE

If you have questions regarding employment law or discrimination, contact Stephanie Jane Hahn, Attorney at Law, to schedule a consultation.