Las Vegas Sexual Harassment Attorney
If you are being sexually harassed, a civil claim may be your only option of holding your harasser and the institutions that protect him or her responsible. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP can help. However, swift action is incredibly important, you must file your claim with the Las Vegas civil courts within the statute of limitations. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation to learn more directly from an attorney.
Defining Sexual Harassment
The first step in acting against a sexual harasser in your workplace, at school, or elsewhere is to understand how the state of Nevada defines this crime. According to the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, sexual harassment is any unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Many different actions can qualify as sexual harassment if it interferes with your ability to work or live freely. A single action might qualify if it was particularly severe, but in most cases, the plaintiff must show a pattern of issues for the courts to call it harassment.
Your first step in the action against sexual harassment is to notify an authority. At work, this might be your supervisor or Human Resources department. Otherwise, you might need to report your case to the police. Sexual harassment is a crime based on Nevada Revised Statute Section 200.603. According to this law, it is a crime to “secretly peer, peep, or spy” on someone else through an opening such as a window or bathroom keyhole. It is also a crime to stalk someone or threaten to inflict injury or damages on a victim. If you believe you have a case of sexual harassment against someone, contact the proper authorities first. Then, call our Las Vegas sexual harassment attorneys.
Criminal vs. Civil Sexual Harassment Claims
It is not up to you to press criminal charges against the person who sexually harassed you. It is your responsibility to file a civil charge. What’s the difference? Prosecutors will file criminal charges against a harasser, with the goal of obtaining a conviction and punishing the guilty party with fines, jail time, and other penalties. Victims file civil charges to receive financial compensation for the damages the harasser inflicted. These damages can include:
- Physical injuries
- Financial losses, such as lost income
- Emotional distress
- Property damages
When you call Panish Shea & Boyle LLP about a sexual harassment claim, we’ll make it our priority to protect your rights as a victim. We’ll investigate the incident, examine your place of employment for signs of harassment or discrimination, follow an ongoing criminal case (if applicable), and help you build a strong case against the person who harassed you. It’s our job to represent your best interests during a sexual harassment civil claim in Las Vegas. We do so using proven strategies and legal resources.
Don’t Wait – Contact an Attorney Today
Contact the sexual harassment lawyers in Las Vegas at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP to schedule a free, 100% confidential legal consultation. You can meet with an attorney in person or over the phone – it’s up to you. We want you to feel comfortable confiding in our lawyers and trusting us with something as important as your civil sexual harassment claim in Las Vegas.
We’ll listen to your story, take the time that other firms don’t to become familiar with your case, and let you know what we believe you should do moving forward. If we decide to take your case, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you receive financial compensation for your harassment-related losses.
A future after sexual harassment can feel unclear. Let our lawyers map out what it could look like with our aggressive representation. Contact us today for your case evaluation. Call (702) 560-5520 for our Las Vegas law firm.