Workplace Harassment Claims: Defending Employers

Smart employers treat workplace harassment claims seriously. When one of your employees has filed a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or an affiliated state agency, or launched a lawsuit against your company, you need effective, experienced legal representation.

Experience at Your Service

At Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., our attorneys have more than 70 years of combined experience. We can guide you through the process of responding to an EEOC charge, or develop a customized defense strategy to deny or minimize your liability in a civil lawsuit. We are aggressive litigators who conduct thorough investigations and always prepare for trial from day one. Perhaps most importantly, we are committed to offering personal attention to all of our clients — we pride ourselves on exceptional service.

Understanding Harassment

Employers cannot control the actions of all employees — one "bad apple" can ruin an office culture, but the employer can be held liable if it does not take appropriate action.

Harassment may consist of a single incident or a series of incidents that create a "hostile work environment." And while we hear mostly about sexual harassment, employees who feel harassed because of their age, race, national origin, or disability also have the right to legal protection.

In addition to our defense services, our experienced lawyers can help you understand your obligations to minimize the chance that harassment will occur in your workplace. We have offices in Portland, and offer in-depth knowledge of employment law in Washington, Oregon, and California. And to help you watch your bottom line, our flexible billing provides greater certainty about the cost of litigation at the outset.

Protect Your Business: contact Us Today

For sound advice about avoiding or handling discrimination claims, call us at 503-446-6261 in Portland or complete our online contact form.