Law firm Faces Sexual Harassment Lawsuit From Former Associate.

A majority of sexual harassment victims are left with a feeling of emptiness. They are often unsure of what to do because the harassment happened in a workplace by a superior. Here, at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates, you’ll find experienced Massachusetts sexual harassment lawyers who are more than capable of helping you through the complicated process of filing a lawsuit and recovering fair and just pecuniary damages. 

Victims of unlawful sexual harassment are entitled to collect money damages for the injuries they have suffered as a result of the harassment. These money damages compensate the victim for the emotional and physical injuries that are caused by sexual harassment, including any pain and suffering and medical expenses.

A partner at employment law giant Ogletree Deakins is accused in a new lawsuit of sexually harassing a junior attorney and retaliating when the younger man complained. The former staff attorney filed his complaint February 21st in the California Superior Court as “John Doe” because of the explicit nature of the allegations he is lodging against the law firm. He says that other Ogletree attorneys and staff were unresponsive and unhelpful when he reached out for assistance. Doe worked in Ogletree’s Los Angeles office from July 2015 to July 2017.

Defendant Johnnie James, a gay Ogletree partner, engaged Doe, a gay Latino male, in multiple inappropriate conversations about sex and extramarital affairs. Doe says throughout the two years he worked at Ogletree, Mr. James shared explicit photos and videos, hinted he wanted to have sex with Doe, and insinuated that Doe should flirt with certain male Ogletree clients. When he complained to another partner, Doe says Mr. James stopped assigning work to him for nine months. Doe says another partner referred to him as a “unicorn” for being the only gay Latino in the office.

If you or a loved one has been sexually harassed or discriminated against because of your gender while at work, in another public place, or even in your own home, please contact the expert sexual harassment personal injury attorneys here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm. Our team is nationally recognized for its expertise and has been recovering millions of dollars for our Massachusetts based clients for decades. Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for a free and confidential consultation.  Your needs are our top priority!

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Our Boston attorney advocates are just a phone call away at 617-787-3700 or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com. If you or a loved one has suffered sexual harassment or sexual assault, there may be a legal remedy available to you. Please call our expert Massachusetts attorney specialists to discuss your possible claim.

Sexual Harassment

Under Massachusetts law, sexual harassment is defined as: “…sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when (a) submission to or rejection of such advances, requests or conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment or as a basis for employment decisions; (b) such advances, requests or conduct have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating or sexually offensive work environment.”  Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 151B, § 1(18) (2014).

Although sexual harassment can, and certainly does, occur outside of the workplace, most sexual harassment lawsuits center around employee harassment.  In addition to the protections afforded by Massachusetts law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also provides protection to victims of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination in the workplace.  The federal law prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion.

There are two types of sexual harassment in the workplace:  quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment harassment.  Massachusetts and federal law create civil liability for both.  Quid pro quo harassment occurs when sexual favors are made a condition of employment or promotions.  Hostile work environment harassment occurs when an employee is made to feel humiliated, violated or offended by sexual advances at their place of work or by a co-worker or boss.

When you are a victim of either type of sexual harassment in the workplace, the consequences can be devastating.  Many sexual harassment victims suffer severe emotional distress.  Occasionally, the anxiety surrounding the workplace can make it difficult for victims to perform their work at all.  Sexual harassment can be a sensitive and difficult topic to discuss, and victims may feel a stigma associated with sexual harassment.  But sexual harassment victims are not to blame for the actions of their abusers.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, call our expert attorney advocates today for help at 617-787-3700 or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com.  Your needs are our top priority!

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault can be a difficult subject.  Victims of sexual assault can suffer physical and emotional injuries as a result of the abuse.  Although money damages cannot undo what has been done, they can assist the victim of sexual assault financially by providing some compensation for injuries, pain and suffering and emotional distress.  Although criminal prosecutions can punish the assailant with jail time, fines or other sanctions, civil actions are the only way to ensure that sexual assault victims receive fair and just monetary compensation that they deserve.

If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted or abused, please call our highly skilled Boston sexual assault lawyer specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com

With more than thirty years of experience assisting Massachusetts residents just like you, the Law Offices of Attorney Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates has the skill, expertise and dedication needed to get you the best results possible.  If it is more convenient for you, Attorney Gil Hoy or one of our other highly skilled lawyers will happily travel to your home or another place of your choosing to meet with you and discuss your sexual harassment or sexual assault claim.  Our expert Boston attorneys are always available 24/7 by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com.  Your needs are our top priority!

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Pennsylvania Has Paid Nearly $8 Million Since 2001 In Sexual Harassment Settlements Involving Troopers.

The Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates has been representing sexual harassment victims for decades and has recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients. While a monetary award by no means makes up for what a sexual harassment victim has gone through, it is at least a start to begin recovering from the physical and emotional trauma suffered.  Our team of experienced Massachusetts sexual harassment personal injury lawyers are available 24/7 to help guide victims through the complicated process of filing a lawsuit and recovering fair and just pecuniary damages. Call today at 617-787-3700.

Pennsylvania has paid nearly $8 million to settle more than a dozen sexual harassment and misconduct lawsuits against Pennsylvania State Police troopers since 2001, with at least four more pending cases which could result in additional taxpayer-funded payouts. The allegations that resulted in settlements have included physical assault and battery, sexual discrimination and retaliation, and one instance of a rape allegation.

The plaintiffs in those settlements include female state police employees across many ranks, including a clerk, troopers, a sergeant, a vice corporal and a lieutenant colonel. The state police did not admit to wrongdoing in any of the cases. The terms of the agreements prevent both the state police and the accusers from speaking publicly about their cases. Payments generally ranged from $5,000 to $435,000. But the agency also paid $6.3 million between 2001 and 2004 to settle claims against a single trooper, Michael K. Evans, who was convicted of numerous sex crimes.

If you or a loved one has been sexually harassed or discriminated against because of your gender while at work, in another public place, or even in your own home, please contact the expert sexual harassment personal injury attorneys here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm. Our team of Boston attorneys is nationally recognized for excellence and has been recovering millions of dollars for our Massachusetts based clients for decades. Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for a free and confidential consultation.  Your needs are our top priority!

 

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