Help with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment is a serious matter that can have wide-ranging effects throughout a workplace. Not only can harassment create a toxic and unsafe environment for workers, but subsequent lawsuits can put an employer in the middle of a legal nightmare.

As experienced Alexandria and Fairfax attorneys, we are highly experienced in navigating issues related to employment, including allegations of sexual harassment — both for workers as well as business owners. We take a goal-oriented approach that generates real solutions to workplace misconduct.

Employer Accountability

When an employee is the subject of sexual harassment, the employer is responsible for addressing the issue and protecting the worker. However, we know from experience that this does not always occur.

  • We conduct a full investigation into the matter, examining company policies, interviewing witnesses and gathering documentation of the employer’s neglect or failure to remedy the situation.
  • We also look at how the harassment has affected the employee mentally, emotionally and physically and then use that information to seek maximum compensation.

Protecting Businesses from Harassment Claims

If you are an employer, a sexual harassment lawsuit can cost you your reputation — as well as thousands of dollars in legal costs, fines, and reparations.

  • We work in partnership with you to help you review your employee policies relating to harassment, set up training programs to educate your staff, and provide you with counsel about your legal obligations should an employee report harassment.
  • If a lawsuit has been filed against you, we explain your options and put together a plan that works toward a positive outcome.


When you’re ready to call, we’re ready to help. Reach us at 703-836-9030, or contact us here.

Employment Law Attorney

Andrea Downing

Andrea Downing is an associate at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC, practicing employment law. Ms. Downing represents clients with employment law issues in federal and state courts, as well as in the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board.


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