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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Take the Right Steps to Overcome the Situation
Are you a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace? Unfortunately, this situation happens far too often to employees of all genders, and it tends to get ignored or swept under the rug. Many victims are too afraid to speak up about what they are going through. You may feel scared, nervous, or worried about speaking out against the person who has been sexually harassing you while you are trying to work because you do not want to lose your job and your source of income. However, you do not deserve to deal with this kind of harassment and you have a right to stand up for yourself. There are certain steps you can take to protect yourself while making sure the harasser is held accountable for his or her actions.
At Scott Gilmore Thompson, we are committed to helping employees through difficult times. Call (214) 238-8444 today to discuss your situation.
Understanding Sexual Harassment
If you feel like you are being sexually harassed and you let someone in a higher position at work know about what is going on, they may have told you that you are being dramatic, silly, or too sensitive. They may have even tried to make you feel like you are crazy for thinking that someone is sexually harassing you while you are at work. This is a form of manipulation, commonly referred to as gaslighting, that perpetrators or those who are complicit in the wrongful act use to undermine and devalue your claim, your self-worth, and your rights. Sexual harassment, therefore, can have a much wider reach, extending outside of the workplace to make you feel shame, distrust, and fear in everyday interactions.
It is important to understand the specific behaviors that fall under the category of sexual harassment. The perpetrator may:
- Make sexual advances
- Touch you in an inappropriate manner
- Talk inappropriately to or around you
- Request sexual favors in exchange for raises or fair treatment in the workplace
These are just a few of the different ways a person can sexually harass another person in the workplace. If these are the kinds of things that have happened to you, you have a right to report it. If the person you originally went to did not take the situation seriously and did not take action to stop it, you should consider contacting someone above them or in your company’s Human Resources department. Some employers even have confidential reporting hotlines.
We strongly recommend that you make your complaint in writing, if possible, so there can be no confusion later about what was reported. Having your complaint in writing will also make it harder for an employer to ignore or sweep your complaint under the rug.
If your concerns are not addressed, or worse, if your employer retaliates against you for making a complaint, contact us immediately. We will take the time to listen to your situation and get to work in fighting for your rights and best interests.
Why Get a Lawyer Involved?
As you may hear in the news, sexual harassment happens far too often, even though it is illegal. This is unacceptable. You have a right to work in an environment free from harassment. You do not have to put up with harassment to keep your job and support your family.
Victims of harassment in the workplace deserve to have their voices heard and it is an experienced attorney who can make sure that happens. You may be going through a lot right now, but with help from Scott Gilmore Thompson, you can take a stand in the workplace that lets others know that this type of harassment is not acceptable. Further, you hold your employer accountable for their actions and you can help ensure this behavior does not happen to you or anyone else again.
Contacting a lawyer to represent you is important. At Scott Gilmore Thompson, we will help you understand your rights and how to protect them. Navigating the legal process can be technical and tricky. A board-certified attorney can help guide you through your case from start to finish, protecting you from further harassment and retaliation for making a complaint or report in the first place. Scott Gilmore Thompson has assisted many clients who are in your situation, and, while no two cases are the same, we always use our past experience to build a personalized solution for your unique situation. Learn how we have helped others by reading what past clients have had to say.
He is aggressive, professional, and most of all driven to get results back in favor of all of his clients. His knowledge of the law is impeccable and the network of people he knows is guaranteed to win any fight stood against them. I basically did nothi”- Morgan White
We are not afraid to go to bat for his clients, especially when they are being taken advantage of. Our experience, reputation, and straightforward attitude have assisted many clients in seeking the damages they deserve after they have been wronged by a current or former employer. As a board certified attorney in labor and employment law, you can rely on our expertise in and out of the courtroom. Simply put, we know what we are doing and know how to get you the help you need.
Because we provide representation on a contingency basis, it means you do not owe us unless we are able to recover for you. Contact us to discuss your case and learn how our background, experience, and insights can be leveraged to get you the results you deserve.
Reach out by calling (214) 238-8444 today.
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