Sexual Harassment Lawyers

Sexual harassment in the workplace can bring up feelings of shame, resentment, and frustration. You may be afraid and not sure what your next step should be. Should you file a complaint with HR? Talk to your manager? Or just stay quiet and hope the situation goes away on its own? The best option is to contact the Connecticut sexual harassment lawyers at Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. For more than 40 years, we have represented hundreds of victims of workplace sexual harassment. We understand the fears you may have at this time, and we are here to help you.

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Sexual harassment remains a sad fact in the American and Connecticut workplace. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, there were 27,291 charges alleging sexual harassment filed between 2018 and 2021, accounting for 27.7% of all harassment charges. This is a 3% increase from the previous three years.

But what exactly is sexual harassment? It can take a variety of forms. Sexual harassment can mean unwanted or unwelcome sexual advances, either by a boss or a coworker. This might include explicit or implicit requests for sexual favors (often called “quid pro quo harassment”); punishment or retaliation for rejecting sexual or romantic advances; verbal or physical touching or conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment also can involve statements, comments, remarks, innuendos, jokes, or actions (including sharing lewd or sexual photographs or web pages) that negatively affect an individual’s ability to thrive at work. Harassment does not have to occur at the workplace in order to be illegal; it just needs to have an impact in the workplace.

What Remedies are Available to You?

Sexual harassment violates federal and Connecticut law, and victims of sexual harassment are entitled to a variety of remedies, including money damages.

Unfortunately, the timeframe in which to secure these remedies is very short. In most situations, you only have 300 days from the date harassment stops to seek redress in court. That’s why it’s essential to speak with a Connecticut sexual harassment lawyer as soon as possible. However, even if you were sexually harassed over 300 days ago, there may still be something we can do for you. Now is the perfect time to take action.

Meet Our Sexual Harassment Lawyers

Our Connecticut sexual harassment attorneys have been protecting the rights of employees throughout the state for more than 40 years. We have been recognized by our peers and a number of legal organizations for our top-notch legal skills. Our lawyers work as a team to give you the best possible representation. We have taken on almost every large employer in the state of Connecticut, and we are not afraid to stand up for your rights.

“This testimonial for Attorney Nina Pirrotti is something I felt compelled to write. I first contacted Attorney Pirrotti due to a very uncomfortable sexual harassment issue. She not only gave me legal advice but her genuine concern and compassion made me feel empowered. I have never encountered an attorney who went so far above and beyond what she was required to do just to be sure I was comfortable and protected.” – Anonymous, North Haven, CT

We know how difficult it can be to discuss sexual harassment. But we have found over the years that victims only begin to regain their power when they use their voices. We are here to help you find your voice.

If you are being sexually harassed or were sexually harassed at work in Connecticut, please contact Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti now for a confidential evaluation of your case.

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    During a very difficult employment situation, I was referred to Joe Garrison. Recognizing the volatile and time sensitive nature of my employment situation, Mr. Garrison met with me immediately (on the weekend no less). He listened to the details of my case, was able to think through possible creative solutions to offer the employer, and was responsive to my myriad of questions. He understood my concerns about litigation versus settlement, and he worked to find the best resolution possible. I am grateful to have had his support at a very difficult time. —J.C., New Haven, CT

    You will never meet a more knowledgeable and compassionate professional than Steve Fitzgerald. My employment situation was very complex, and Attorney Fitzgerald kept me focused while remaining extremely adept and “thinking on his feet.” Should the need present itself again, I would never seek anyone else’s counsel regarding employment issues. I cannot recommend him highly enough. — J.R., New Haven, CT

    Nina Pirrotti provided outstanding legal advice and was trustworthy, dependable, and responsive. From the start, I was confident that her knowledge and experience would obtain favorable results. On a more personal note, I enjoyed working with her and her staff and felt I was included in every part of the process. The dedication, concern, and interest in me as a client was greatly appreciated, and Nina has earned my highest recommendation. — J.H., Monroe, CT

    I recently found myself in need of a lawyer in handling a dispute with my former employer. I was fortunate to retain Josh Goodbaum as my legal counsel. His legal skills knowledge and professionalism shone through in every step of the process resulting in a very positive result. I highly recommend Josh if you find yourself in need of legal counsel. — S.R., Guilford, CT

    When I go to a lawyer for advice, I am usually anxious, particularly the first meeting. Amanda DeMatteis was clear in describing my options and immediately set me at ease. Realistic assessment is important, and Amanda was clear as to how to set up the case and the direction she felt we should go. I had total confidence in her abilities and knew I was being well represented against a large corporation. More importantly, we were successful! —N.M., Haddam, CT

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