Representing Employees And Employers During A Sexual Harassment Case

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 advances in the workplace are often embarrassed, frustrated and confused. They need a trusted, confidential, legal adviser to ensure their personal well-being and to pursue all legal remedies.

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

An 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 such a serious claim.

Relying on his past experience as an assistant district attorney with an investigative background, Richard 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.
  • 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.
  • When he or she submitted to the unwelcome sexual conduct, he or she did so in reasonable fear of adverse employment action.

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.

Richard Mucci has represented both employers and employees at MCAD in pursuit and defense of claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, a hostile work environment and retaliation.

We Work To Resolve Any Workplace Harassment Claim

Richard Mucci favors alternative dispute resolutions to address harassment claims rather than a public, lengthy and costly court battle. Even before a claim is filed at MCAD, he aggressively works to resolve it. If resolution is unattainable, our attorney who is an accomplished litigator with experience representing Middlesex County and Woburn County employers and employees at MCAD proceedings and at trial can help.

We Will Fight For The Truth And Fiercely Represent Our Client

The Law Offices of Richard Mucci is committed to obtaining for an employee, who is the victim of sexual harassment, what he or she rightfully deserves. He is equally committed to defending employers against bogus and unsubstantiated claims. To such end, he 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 your case in our Winchester, Massachusetts, office.