Have You Suffered Harassment Aboard A Vessel?
Sexual harassment on a vessel is just as illegal as it is in a factory. The merchant fleet and commercial industry has always presented a macho image. Crew members who do not conform in terms of masculinity or skills are subject to withering sarcasm and psychological harassment. Women and gay crew members often are targets.
Shipowners have a legal responsibility under U.S. admiralty and civil rights law to protect their shipboard 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.
A Free Evaluation Of Your Case
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 the Law Offices of Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates, in Oakland, California.
We offer free consultations 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.
We Have A Track Record Of Success
Attorney Lyle C. Cavin has been fighting for the rights of the nation’s mariners for more than 45 years. We have negotiated many multimillion-dollar-mediated settlements and have won major jury verdicts on behalf of fishermen, seamen and dockworkers protected under maritime law.
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.
Call Our Office Today
If you have a question about harassment or your employer’s inability to provide a psychologically safe work environment aboard your vessel, call 510-291-4743 or 888-340-7991 to speak with an experienced attorney on our team today.
You also can contact us through our website 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.