A question that we at Okorocha Firm have found to be surprisingly more complex to answer than you may realize is what do sexual harassment lawyers do? The simple answer is that sexual harassment attorneys are lawyers who center their practice on sexual harassment cases, legislation, or activism. In addition to managing court cases, a sexual harassment attorney may help work with businesses and organizations to create and improve harassment policies or try to improve regional, national, and global protections against harassment. Sexual harassment is an extremely traumatic experience, and has the ability to damage the level of trust and openness in a workplace, organization, or social group. Owing to the sensitive nature of sexual harassment, sexual harassment lawyers care passionately about preventing future harassment, and work hard stopping unjustifiable sexual harassment accusations from sullying an innocent person’s reputation or career. There are various areas that sexual harassment lawyers can focus on.
Sexual harassment cases:
For sexual harassment attorneys who prefer to focus on the actual legal cases of sexual harassment, their daily duties include meeting with clients, interviewing key witnesses, holding depositions, researching case history and legal precedent, and managing court administration. Sexual harassment attorneys who build their careers around dealing with the legal cases may either choose to work at a private practice, a legal firm, or as a volunteer at legal aid clinics that provide legal assistance to clients who are unable to afford a private lawyer. Sexual harassment attorneys handling legal cases will work closely with their clients gathering evidence, building the case and providing their client with as much support, advice and information possible regarding the future of the case.
Another area that sexual harassment attorneys often focus on is consultation. For companies facing harassment issues, or looking to improve harassment policies, consulting with sexual harassment attorneys is essential – especially when it comes to ensuring that the new policy meets all the correct legal parameters. Alternatively, sexual harassment attorneys can also be consulted on employee sexual harassment material, thus being able to clarify and explain all the applicable laws for the employees of your company.
With the vast array of sexual harassment laws in place, another field sexual harassment lawyers may choose to focus on is the legislation. When focusing on public policy, sexual harassment attorneys may try entering the political arena by lobbying for what they believe are fair and efficient changes to current legislation. Thus sexual harassment lawyers in this position are generally well equipped to induce positive change through legal activism and implement structure to new legislation.