Are you or someone you know experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace? You are not alone. This article is going to answer all your burning questions regarding sexual harassment, when you should think about talking to a lawyer, and what constitutes sexual harassment.
To begin, you have most likely been victims of sexual harassment at some point in your life. If you have not been a victim of this behavior, you should definitely seek legal advice from a lawyer who specializes in sexual harassment. For more information on what an employer can legally do to make a work environment free of sexual harassment, read Fighting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. The first step to preventing any unwanted sexual advances toward a coworker, manager, or boss is for an employee to inform his or her supervisor or business owner of a situation that makes them uncomfortable.
In order to build your case, you will need to hire an employment lawyer with experience dealing with sexual harassment cases. There are many different scenarios that could constitute a sexual harassment case at your workplace. However, it is essential that you choose an attorney who will understand how the law applies to your situation. When choosing an employment lawyer, make sure he or she has a good track record of winning cases for clients who have experienced similar situations. If you choose an employment lawyer who does not have a good reputation in this area, you may end up wasting your time and money.
If you are being sexually harassed at work, you should make sure you tell your boss, your manager, or the person who hired you that you are being harassed. You also need to tell them the circumstances leading up to the event. A legal employment lawyer will be able to help you find a complaint to report, as well as help you in drafting a formal complaint and discussing it with the harasser. If you don’t tell your boss or someone about the situation, you may risk losing your job.
Even if you do not report the harassing conduct directly to the harasser, your lawyer will still be able to help you if you wish to file a complaint. The sexual harassment law defines a number of different steps that can be taken against the harasser, depending on whether or not they are being sued for legally protected behavior. For example, if you feel that the harasser has demeaned you in anyway, your lawyer can give you advice on what kind of action you would have to take.
Finally, if you feel that the conduct in question has crossed the line, you may also decide to seek damages from the company whose conduct caused the incident. If you are not able to get damages through your company, you may still be able to get monetary compensation for your stress and trauma. If you are suing your supervisor, your lawyer will know whether or not the supervisor is considered a “disability.” If the disability is found to exist, your lawyer may be able to use the “continuation of employment” part of the law to help you get compensated for the period of time during which you were unable to work because of the incident.