People go to work to support themselves and their families. Employees expect fair treatment. Businesses demand it. And some employees don't get that. They do not respect proper boundaries in the workplace. When sexual harassment occurs in the office, an offender's behavior can create a hostile work environment for a targeted employee or a group of targeted individuals. That is not fair to the employee. It is not fair to the business. In the wake of several high-profile sexual misconduct scandals and #MeToo, you may be unsure of how to proceed. As a former Special Victims Prosecutor, I know how to help when you are the victim of misconduct or allegations surface.
For eight years, I served as a Special Victims Prosecutor in the military. I spoke to hundreds of survivors about their experiences. I investigated hundreds of allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and stalking. I prosecuted offenders in criminal court rooms. I represented employers in employee misconduct and termination proceedings. I served as an advisor to commanders and executives, victim advocates, and law enforcement agents and counseled leaders regarding proper responses to sexual misconduct. I know this area of the law better than most because I devoted years of my law practice to studying sexual misconduct as well as developing plans and strategies to combat it and address it.
If you are a victim of sexual harassment or assault, I know how to represent your interests, protect you, and support you. From the beginning, people will take sides. If your abuser is older than you or is your superior/supervisor, people will give him the benefit of the doubt. They will say things like, "I have known him for years and he is not the type of person who would do that." Then his lawyers and supporters will start to their campaign against you. They will attack your credibility. They will claim you are dishonest. Naysayers will doubt you.
I have seen this vicious campaign before. I know how to support you through it. I know how to respond to these tactics. I know how to change the narrative so that your complaint gets the attention it deserves. I will ensure that your employer respects your rights and understands its responsibilities.
Proper investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct requires more than just the average investigation. You need a specialized investigator knows how to talk to complainants, witnesses, and targets. You need a skilled investigator who knows where to obtain evidence to uncover the truth. Most law enforcement agencies have separate investigatory divisions devoted exclusively to sexual misconduct investigations. Don't you want the same? I possess the skills and specialized knowledge to help you. During my career as a Special Victims Prosecutor, I directed hundreds of investigations into allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace. I produced hundreds of investigatory reports that executives and senior leaders used to make employment-related decisions. With so much on the line, you cannot afford to leave your investigation in the hands of a novice investigator or general employment law attorney.
Litigating claims of sexual harassment requires an attorney who is experienced in this area of the law. I will draw on my years of experience as a Special Victims Prosecutor to present a compelling, passionate case for you. Whether it is in the courtroom, boardroom, or before a neutral arbiter, I am prepared to advocate on your behalf.