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Employment Harassment

Harassed Aboard a Vessel

The merchant fleet and commercial industry has always presented a macho image. Crew members who don't quite make the grade in terms of masculinity or skills are subject to withering sarcasm and psychological harassment. Women and gay crew members are particularly susceptible to sexual harassment that is just as illegal on a vessel as it is in a factory.

Ship owners have a legal responsibility under U.S. admiralty and civil rights law to protect their ship-board employees from harassment. Under the Jones Act governing the laws of coastal waters, ports and inland waterways, a seaman, fisherman or water-worker has the right to sue for money damages based on harassment.

Sexual and Psychological Harassment · Discrimination · Injuries From Assault

If you are a crew member working on a commercial vessel of any kind, or a longshoreman, and are facing sexual, racial or other type of psychological harassment on your job, talk to a member of the maritime law team at Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates. We offer a free consultation to evaluate your case and explain your legal options for seeking legal redress or compensation. If you were forced to leave your job because of the harassment or lost your job due to discrimination, you have a right to recover compensation for lost earnings, psychological injury and punitive damages.

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Attorney Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. has been fighting for the rights of the nation's mariners for more than 40 years. We have negotiated many multi-million dollar mediated settlements and have won major jury verdicts on behalf of fishermen, seamen and dock workers protected under maritime law.

Are you a professional seaman, harassed aboard a vessel? Our firm has developed a trusted network of maritime legal professionals and experts in the area of workplace harassment and discrimination throughout every major shipping port in the United States. If you have a question about harassment or your employer's inability to provide a psychologically safe work environment aboard your vessel, talk to an experienced attorney on our team today.

Contact us to arrange a free case evaluation from one of our seaman harassment lawyers. From our offices in Oakland, California, we protect the civil rights of seamen across the nation.

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