If you intend to pursue a lawsuit for sexual harassment, you should strongly consider retaining an attorney to represent you in court. Court processes can be very complicated and have many pitfalls for non-lawyers. Court cases are also very expensive. Many sexual harassment lawyers will cover the fees and costs of your lawsuit and will not seek reimbursement for them if you lose the case. The lawyer will take a percentage of your case if you settle or win. This is known as a contingency fee.
Consider discussing your claims with more than one attorney. Find out from the attorneys their experience trying other cases like yours, whether your case has merit, and what they anticipate your case will involve. You should feel comfortable asking your attorney any questions about your lawsuit and your relationship with him or her. If the attorney does not respond to your inquiries, you’ve got the wrong attorney. Remember, the attorney works for you.
Not only is sexual harassment illegal. The law also prohibits:
- Racial harassment
- Religious harassment
- Age-based harassment
- Harassment based on disability
- Harassment based on ethnicity or national origin