Providence Workplace Harassment Lawyers

Harassment in the workplace cannot be tolerated. When workplace harassment occurs, you may be expected to continue performing your job under impossible circumstances. Harassment may occur when another party at the workplace discriminates against you due to your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.

The laws governing harassment are complex. Proving harassment may be very difficult and time-consuming. The employee must prove, not only that harassment has occurred in the workplace, but that the employer was aware or should have been aware that the harassment was occurring in order to prevail.

At Asquith & Mahoney, PC, attorney Denise Lombardo Myers has the experience to help you in pursuing your workplace harassment claims. Denise has represented both employers and employees in harassment and discrimination cases. This has allowed her to understand the perspective of both sides and anticipate how the employers will attempt to defend themselves.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Cases

Many employment harassment cases are resolved at the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights or the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). However, requirements must be met before you can have a successful outcome at the Commission for Human Rights or the EEOC. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in your complaint being dismissed.

Denise Myers has handled many cases at the Commission for Human Rights, EEOC and in Rhode Island Superior Court. Whether a public or private employee, Denise will discuss with you the importance of the workplace investigation as it relates to your case. She also has litigated numerous employment-related cases to their conclusion. Such hands-on experience allows her to be honest in her assessment of your case.

Rhode Island Family Fair Employment Practices Act

By passing the Rhode Island Family Fair Employment Practices Act, Rhode Island banned discriminatory actions by employers concerning race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, or country of ancestral origin. The prohibitions under this act cover determinations concerning the hiring, firing, refusal to provide accommodations, or denial of other rights of the employee. Sometimes these rights need to be understood and applied in conjunction with the RI Workers' Compensation Act or a Collective Bargaining Agreement. While evidence of discriminating behavior is extremely difficult to prove, the assistance of our experienced employment law attorneys can help you better understand the laws and your legal options.

Contacting Our Attorneys

Please contact our Providence lawyers if you feel you have been the victim of harassment in the workplace at 401-331-5353 for an initial consultation.