Workplace Harassment Claims

Smart employers treat workplace harassment claims seriously. When one of your employees files a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), state agency like the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries or Washington Labor and Industries, or launched a lawsuit against your company, you need effective, experienced legal representation.

Experience At Your Service

At Chenoweth Law Group in Portland, our attorneys have more than 70 years of experience dealing with employment disputes in Oregon, Washington, and California. Our attorneys can guide you through the process of responding to administrative charges, or develop a customized defense strategy to minimize your liability in a civil lawsuit. We are aggressive, thoughtful litigators who conduct thorough investigations, look for opportunities to resolve your case early, and always prepare for trial from day one. Most importantly, we are committed to offering personal attention to all our clients — we pride ourselves on exceptional service.

Understanding Harassment

Employers cannot control the actions of all employees — one "bad apple" can cause a claim, but the employer can be held liable if they do not take appropriate action.

Harassment may consist of a single incident or a series of incidents that create a "hostile work environment." While we hear most frequently about sexual harassment, employees are also entitled to protection because of their age, race, national origin, or disability.

In addition to our defense services, our experienced lawyers can help you understand your obligations to minimize the chance that harassment will occur in your workplace. We can not only respond to issues when they arise, but also can prevent them from arising in the first place. We have offices in Portland and offer in-depth knowledge of employment law in Washington, Oregon, and California. To help you watch your bottom line, we offer flexible billing to provide greater certainty about the costs of litigation.

Protect Your Business: Contact Us Today

For sound advice about avoiding or handling discrimination claims, call us at 503-446-6261 in Portland or complete our online contact form.