Sexual Harassment

Employers facing accusations of sexual harassment need immediate legal representation to protect their legal rights and to fairly respond to these claims. Employees victimized by an employer's sexual harassment in the workplace are often embarrassed, frustrated and confused. They need a trusted, confidential, legal advisor to ensure their personal well-being and to pursue all legal remedies.

Attorney Mucci understands both sides and that the stakes are high for all parties. Employees need guidance and employers need a rapid defense. Attorney Mucci's insight into both sides of sexual harassment gives him perspective and assists him in devising a unique and individualized strategy for every matter.

Experienced Sexual Harassment Investigator And Litigator

Claims of sexual harassment can be devastating to both an employer and employee. A comprehensive investigation is the first step in any sexual harassment case. Determining the facts is essential to pursuing or defending a claim of sexual harassment. Relying on his past experience as an assistant district attorney with an investigative background, Attorney Mucci has the knowledge and experience to conduct a thorough investigation.

To prove a claim of sexual harassment, the employee must establish the following elements:

  • The harasser made sexual advances or sexual requests, or otherwise engaged in conduct of a sexual nature;
  • The sexual conduct was unwelcome;
  • He or she rejected such advances, requests or conduct; and
  • The terms or conditions of his or her employment were then adversely affected.

Alternatively, if the complainant submitted to the unwelcomed sexual conduct, he or she can still establish a case of sexual harassment by proving:

  • The harasser made sexual advances or sexual requests, or otherwise engaged in conduct of a sexual nature;
  • The sexual conduct was unwelcome;
  • He or she submitted to such advances, requests or conduct; and
  • When he or she submitted to the unwelcome sexual conduct, he or she did so in reasonable fear of adverse employment action.

If the investigation and evaluation evidences sexual harassment, Attorney Mucci has the experience to pursue or defend claims of sexual harassment. A claim of sexual harassment usually starts by a filing at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD). MCAD is an administrative state commission with its own set of regulations and procedures. Attorney Mucci has represented both employers and employees at MCAD in pursuit and defense of claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, a hostile work environment and retaliation.

Workplace Sexual Harassment Attorney

Attorney Mucci favors alternative dispute resolutions to address claims of sexual harassment rather than a public, lengthy and costly court battle. Even before a claim is filed at MCAD, Attorney Mucci aggressively works to resolve the claim. If resolution is unattainable, Attorney Mucci is an accomplished litigator with experience representing employers and employees at MCAD proceedings and at trial.

Attorney Mucci is committed to obtaining for an employee, who is the victim of sexual harassment, what he or she rightfully deserves. Attorney Mucci is equally committed to defending employers against bogus and unsubstantiated claims of sexual harassment. To such end, Attorney Mucci is not easily intimidated and will go to trial if necessary to see that justice is achieved.

Contact us online or call employment lawyer Richard Mucci today to discuss a claim of sexual harassment in our Winchester, Massachusetts, office.