Everyone has a right to work without being subjected to abusive, demeaning, and harassing comments and conduct. If you are facing sexual harassment at your job, it is important to find an attorney who can assist you in protecting your legal rights. Many attorneys, including those at Edelman, Liesen & Myers, offer free consultations, and can sometimes take these cases on sliding scale or contingent fee basis. You shouldn’t avoid addressing the issue because you do not think you can afford an attorney.
The Kansas City Public Library is hosing a screening of the documentary “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power” followed by a question and answer session with Prof. Anita Hill herself. Prof. Hill bravely stood up to some of the most powerful men in the world and spoke her truth, and in doing so raised awareness of sexual harassment in our country in a way that it had not before been known. Her testimony empowered many women to seek redress for the intolerable conditions they had been told was simply a part of their job, and it was an milestone in the history of civil rights in our country. We are extremely grateful to the Library for hosting such an important film and speaker speaker, and encourage everyone who can to go see this movie and hear Prof. Hill speak.
Unfortunately, sexual harassment still occurs to this day. We see clients on a regular basis who have been treated despicably by those in positions of authority. While this still goes on, there are avenues of relief, and the best way to combat this type of behavior is to stand up to it wherever it occurs. If you think you are being sexually harassed, you can contact us to set up an appointment. (However, if you use email, DO NOT USE YOUR WORK EMAIL, as it may be monitored by your boss. You should even avoid online contact from work computers.)
[Photograph is a flyer. On it is a picture of Anita Hill, and African American woman, with a look of resolve on her face and her right hand raised as one does when taking an oath. She is wearing a suit. The picture of Anita Hill is black and white except for the suit she is wearing, which is light blue.]
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