If you are experiencing sexual harassment at work, it is important that it is reported and stopped right away. One way to do this is to work with a sexual harassment attorney. This article will discuss 3 ways that a sexual harassment attorney can help you deal with sexual harassment.
Help You To Know If Your Situation Is Actually Sexual Harassment
If you feel that you are being sexually harassed, but aren't totally sure, this can be very frustrating for you. Rather than letting what you feel is harassment just continue, and feel unsure about it the entire time, you can instead contact a sexual harassment attorney and meet with them. You can explain to them what your situation is and what events have occurred. They will likely ask you questions about these encounters and will be able to tell you fairly easily if they are going to be legally deemed as sexual harassment. If they are, you then have the option of moving forward with filing a case, or dealing with it on your own without involving the law.
Help You Prepare To File Your Case
There are a lot of steps involved when it comes to filing a sexual harassment report, and all steps must be done in the correct time frame and the correct order. For example, depending on who is harassing you at work, you may need to contact HR and management to let them know what is going on. You will then need to wait to hear back from them to see how they plan on handling the situation. You are also going to need to write out detailed reports of the sexual harassment to have on hand if you decide that you would like to file your case.
Protect You If Your Employer Retaliates
If, for one reason or another, your employer decides to retaliate against you when you report your sexual harassment, this is against the law. When they retaliate against you and negatively affect your job, rather than looking into the sexual harassment as they are required to do, your rights are being taken away from you. This is where your sexual harassment attorney can help you. Once again, you will need to document everything, but you will now be in a situation where taking your case to court is likely going to be your best option for receiving fair treatment, not only for your sexual harassment, but for your employer's unwillingness to comply with the laws.