Are you being sexually harassed at work?

Stanley Law Offices comments on what to do if you are being sexually harassed at work

Are you being sexually harassed? Any unwanted physical or verbal attention that make you the least bit uncomfortable need to be addressed.  © Anyaberkut | Dreamstime.com

Are you being sexually harassed at work?

On a radio interview this week a listener asked me the question about sexual harassment at work:

“Lately my boss is making me feel uncomfortable with off-color remarks about what I’m wearing. It’s beginning to feel like sexual harassment but I’m not sure what do since I report to him.”

Just yesterday a former staffer for the Trump Campaign came out with a claim filing a lawsuit against the President of the United States for sexual harassment that occurred on the campaign trail.

This is coming out more and more – harassment of any kind in the workplace but particularly sexual harassment. Our tendency is to just think of it by the way in one direction – meaning a man harassing a woman. And while that does tend to be more common, it does indeed happen in the reverse. This particular situation involves a female being harassed by her male supervisor.

What do I do next?

If there’s someone your boss reports to – you file a complaint to his or her supervisor. If he or she is the owner of the company you work for, that obviously presents a whole different situation. You’re best to directly contact a lawyer. There’s less and less gray area regarding sexual harassment. Certainly more so today than even just a year or two ago. Here’s an interesting article on insights on what you can do, and what the criteria is for filing a lawsuit for sexual harassment.

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While our law firm focuses primarily on personal injury cases including car crashes, slip and falls, construction accidents, product liability, personal injury accidents, we do address sexual abuse cases. With respect to sexual harassment cases we are happy to consult you for free as with all our potential clients for all types of personal injury cases. However, we’re likely to refer you to a firm who’s dedicated to this type of civil law.

Additional resources include:

Equal Rights Advocates

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 

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