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Effects of  Harassment

  • Harassment in the workplace is a form of discrimination.

  • Harassment includes a wide array of conduct and may occur between individuals of the opposite or same genders.

  • Harassment decreases workplace morale, diminishes the dignity of employees, and can cause significant damage to the personal well-being and career of a harassed employee.

  • Harassment creates an intimidating, hostile and offensive work environment.

In some circumstances, tolerating harassment becomes a term or condition of your employment or advancement.

 

Many harassment victims suffer economic damages, such as lost past and future wages.  They may also suffer significant emotional damages such as depression, anxiety, humiliation, sleeplessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, or the fear of losing their jobs.  Victims sometimes endure this type of abuse for years.  Until recently,  harassment was significantly underreported.

Whether you are an employee or a student victimized by unwanted verbal or physical conduct, we can advise you on key steps to take to avoid continued harassment.

Keep a record of the person who engages in harassment, including any dates, times and places of events that happened, and any other details. It's not too late to start documenting. Begin today by writing down what you remember and go back as far you can.

Some companies have procedures on what to do if you are being harassed.  But if your company doesn’t have a procedure, take your complaint directly to Human Resources. If your company doesn't have an HR department, and/or refuses to take any action on your complaints, consider taking legal action.

The actual time window to file a sexual harassment claim will vary by state. In some cases, the EEOC’s rule will place a time limit at 180 days from the date of the harassment.

At Jungle Law, We are committed to obtaining the maximum relief for individuals who have suffered harassment or retaliation for reporting the harassment. Damages or remedies can include:

Back pay – the lost pay and benefits you would have received absent the adverse personnel action.

 

Compensatory damages – compensation for emotional distress and

repetitional harm suffered because of the harassment.

Punitive damages – punishment if the company acted with malice or reckless indifference.

Lost future earnings, Equitable relief, (such as an order reinstating you) and Attorney's fees and litigation expenses.

Harassment isn't a new Phenomenon, but #MeTOO has been sweeping the world 

 

Many companies don't comply with their legal duties to workers. Employer misconduct may entail discriminated against or harassing certain employees who belong to secure classes or neglecting to pay workers based on minimum wage and overtime laws. Sometimes, employers might unlawfully retaliate against workers who've complained about their mistreatment. In Jungle Law, our seasoned Kansas City employment discrimination attorneys are knowledgeable about federal, state, and local laws. Whether you will need a sexual harassment lawyer, advice with a wrongful termination claim, or a different kind of help, Jungle Law is about to provide complete representation to workers and job applicants whose rights are violated.

#MeToo is encouraging people to speak up if they have been harassed or even sexually assaulted in the workplace. This type of behavior violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Employment Discrimination Practice Areas

Ashton Lunsford

Every woman should have Lauren represent them. She a fantastic lawyer and even more to work with. This was my first time getting a lawyer and dealing with court. Her and her paralegals made sure i wasn't in the dark and i understood all the paperwork. Any time i had questions they were very quick to get back to me. She even went above and beyond for me in theses trying times.This is a wonderful company. If i ever need a lawyer again i will be back asking for Lauren.

Lauren was exceptional! My case was settled by mediation and I didn’t have to drag it out for years. I had a complex case and didn’t know what to do until I talked with Lauren. She put me at ease from the beginning till the end. I hope I don’t need an attorney in the future but she will be my first choice. I highly recommend Jungle Law!

Chef Penny

I have to say my experience with Jungle Law was Excellent. Attorney Lauren was there to guide me through the entire case process and really fought hard for our case. I highly recommend them because of their big hearts and total dedication to their cases. They are Victim Advocates 100%!

Ally Jacob

When my sister was looking for a personal injury lawyer after she was in a bad wreck she went to Jungle law. We have always been recommend Jungle law by a lot of our friends and family and they really did an outstanding job. Hands on and informative, they lead us every step of the way. Highly recommend.

Rebecca Dowell

Didn't miss a day of work because Tristan and team took care of everything! Easy to work with and professional!

Yvonne Moore

The Jungle Law Firm handled my case and they were AWESOME!!! Excellent communication and updates during the process. The entire staff was professional and courteous. I will recommend and trust this firm 100% and will call on their service in the future, if I ever need legal counsel again. Thank you Jungle Law!!! You are appreciated!

Melanie Johnson

Lauren was amazing in mediation! She took care of me through out the whole process and I was able to move on with my life. In addition to the great compensation I received, she was able to make a difference for women moving forward in the male dominated industry. I would refer her to anyone who is seeking a lawyer. I cannot stress how grateful I am to have been referred to Jungle Law. They are also big animal advocates and I love that as well. The compassion is very transparent. Thanks Lauren!

Tara Nelson

Lauren worked on a case for me last summer. She was bold and on top of it. From the very beginning I felt confident that she was going to handle it properly and professionally which she did. The case ended up settling out of court. The day of mediation she was right there with me all day and even bought my lunch. She made the entire experience much less miserable and calmed my anxiety. She’s a great attorney and genuinely cares about her clients. ❤️❤️

Carys Anor

Lauren, thank you for listening to me. What happened to me was so outlandish that half the lawyers I spoke to didn’t want to touch it with all its crazy nuances and varied issues - and the other half didn’t believe it was possible. I had all the proof I needed from text messages and emails to recorded phone calls and videos; I just needed the right lawyer to represent me. Lauren was the only one who took my call seriously, and not only that, but called me back - practically unheard of when it comes to finding legal representation. Over the last 10 months she has supported me and took care of my case with utmost sincerity and care. I know the opposing party threw many wrenches her way and made her job so much more difficult, but she weathered each storm they sent her way with dignity and composure, and for this I will always be grateful. While it took way longer than any of us would’ve liked (though much less time than I originally expected it might take), we made it out and the resolution is more than what I could’ve asked for. I am grateful to have my life back thanks to Lauren and Jungle Law’s insistence that I don’t take injustice lying down. I’ll be back for any other litigation needs I have in the future, though I hope this won’t be the case for a long time to come. Thank you!

How can I start. Lauren was amazing from start to finish. She worked very hard and was able to get me a great result! They are well known in KC and now I know why. I will recommend her to anyone who needs a lawyer. Thanks Lauren! You helped me start over.

Michelle Thomas

The experience was so calming and I felt like I had a voice. Thank you Lauren for not giving up. Persistence pays off. You're awesome

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