Defending Victims of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Predators
No human being – whether male, female, an adult, a child, an adolescent or LGBTQ – should be subjected to even the prospect of an unwanted sexual advance, harassment or a hostile work environment. A person’s work environment should be free of any type of violation of basic human dignity. If you’ve been sexually harassed or subjected to a hostile work environment, or if you’ve been the subject of unwelcome sexual advances or activities by another person, you may have a claim for money damages. The law offers you protections and it offers consequences for your harasser and in some cases for your employer if they fail to act on your complaints.
Before actor Bill Cosby and movie producer Harvey Weinstein were famously called to account for their inappropriate and illegal sexual harassment of females – which effectively started the #MeToo movement – the perception was that sexual harassment was relatively rare. Since then, however, dozens of people – mostly women – have called out their harassers. The claims for this unacceptable behavior have substantially increased. Victims have become emboldened to speak out as the specter of these inappropriate, damaging actions come to light in an alarmingly increasing number. What was once hidden and taboo to talk about has become the necessary conversation to help bring an end to this pattern of illegal and harmful behavior.
The normal response to a suggestion that you “go public” is fear and embarrassment. However, you do not have to face this fear and embarrassment alone! You need a supportive, knowledgeable, compassionate combatant on your side! As a former United States Marine, I know how to fight, but I also know the law. I understand your rights and the expectations you are entitled to have in your work environment. I will stand with you, and I’ll work tirelessly to protect you, your rights, your family and your job. If you’ve been subjected to any type of harassment in the workplace or elsewhere, call me. I’m a fighter.
My services also include defending individuals charged with the following:
If you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer who will fight for your rights, call me, Christopher A. Spedding. Bad things can happen to good people, but I can help put the experience behind you so you can move on with your life. Call me today for a free consultation.
Chris Spedding is a member of the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He serves clients throughout Central Kentucky, including Lexington/Fayette and the surrounding areas. He is available by phone 24 hours a day. If you’ve been arrested, indicted or otherwise charged with a crime, or if you are the victim of a sexual harasser or predator, he can help you. Call him at 859-255-0050 or 859-270-1255.