Imagine this situation: Everything is going just fine at your place of employment, but one day something changes. You begin to feel that you are a victim of workplace sexual harassment.
If you have any reason to suspect workplace sexual harassment, it is time to pay close attention to what is going on around you. This may not be something you want to believe, but there is never a good time to hide and hope for the best.
There are several steps you should take if you have become a victim of workplace sexual harassment:
— Document everything that happens. Take detailed notes in regards to each incident, including when it occurred and who was involved.
— Save any correspondence that acts as evidence. For example, did your harasser send you an email or text message? If so, keep this information in a safe place.
— Read your employee handbook. This will give you a clear idea of how to report workplace sexual harassment and what to expect as a result.
— Speak with your HR department. This is often the best way to stop a harasser from continuing with his or her behavior. It will also ensure that your complaint is on file.
If all else fails, there is nothing wrong with contacting an attorney to help protect your rights. We have helped many people fight back against workplace sexual harassment. Those who have questions or concerns regarding this area of the law should reach out to us in the near future. From there, you will feel better about your ability to protect your rights.