Handling Harassment at Work
One of the more common complaints our attorneys hear about from employees is harassment at work.
Harassment can take several different forms from bullying and intimidation to threats, inappropriate behavior and even sexual harassment – either physical or verbal – by other coworkers, bosses or upper management.
Harassment can lead to a toxic environment or hostile workplace, not just for the victims of the harassment but for the entire workplace.
Sexual harassment is particularly damaging and scary, as it can affect everyone at the office or workplace – even people not being targeted directly by the inappropriate conduct. Sexual harassment can take the form of inappropriate or demeaning comments, sexually charged jokes or sexist remarks, in addition to physical touching or unwanted sexual advances. If you are working in a hostile workplace because of sexual harassment, even if you’re not the immediate victim, you may have a claim against your employer.
Harassment can happen to anyone at any time and it’s simply wrong, not to mention illegal. You don’t have to tolerate it. If you want to stay at your job and try to correct the situation, the proper first step is to document your claims by filing a report with your company’s human resources department, administration or management.
It’s important to have evidence of your harassment when submitting a report to your company. If you need assistance with gathering evidence, give RTRLAW a call, and we can walk you through what you might need. Our Employment Law attorneys can make sure you are reporting the harassment properly to the right authorities, which will help preserve your rights for further legal remedies down the road, if needed.
If you filed a report and/or reported the harassment at your job and you either got nowhere or they refused to listen or assist you, or worse, they retaliated against you, our Employment Law attorneys can further assist and advise you on the next steps you can take. For example, you may want to stay at your job and pursue justice from within or resign from your job and file a legal action. No matter what you choose to do, our experienced Employment Law attorneys will stand by you and fight for your rights.
If you’ve already quit your job or were fired or retaliated against because you complained about being harassed, contact RTRLAW to find out about your legal options. If you were forced out of your job, you may have a claim against your former employer. RTRLAW’s attorneys can help you get the compensation you’re entitled to.
Please know you have the right to work at a safe workplace that is free from harassment of any kind, and you’re not alone! RTRLAW’s Employment Law attorneys and legal team are here for you and will explain your rights and legal options and will fight to get you everything that you deserve.
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