Kansas Sexual Harassment Lawyers
WHAT TO DO ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
One of the most common forms of gender discrimination is sexual harassment. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment occurs when an employee is subjected to unwanted sexual advances on the job.
These behaviors may involve a supervisors unwanted comments, unwanted touching, or demands for sexual favors in exchange for a promotion or better work assignments. Sexual harassment violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 yet it still happens—a lot more often than people realize.
In the wake of a long overdue nationwide conversation about sexual harassment and assault — ignited by allegations against Hollywood heavyweights, CEO’s and members of Congress, we want to ensure you that victims do not have to suffer in silence.
WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU ARE BEING SEXUALLY HARASSED AT WORK?
Although you may feel helpless, there are ways you can combat this behavior:
Speak Up – Your co-workers or supervisor may not even realize their conduct is offensive to you. Speak with the person and let them know this conduct is unacceptable. If the behavior continues, and you still have concerns, call an experienced sexual harassment lawyer and ask questions. You can never be too safe.
File a Complaint – Some companies have procedures on what to do if you are being harassed. If the behavior doesn’t stop, follow the steps to file a formal complaint against the individual. If your company. If there are procedures make sure you follow them and WITH A WITNESS speak to your supervisor (or, if your supervisor is the harasser, his/her supervisor or your human resource department). Always keep a record of your complaints. You will need a record to prove your case. Call us for advice free of charge.
Take Legal Action – If your company refuses to take any action on your complaints, then you may have to consider taking legal action. It’s best to speak with an experienced lawyer to find out what your options may be.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT CAN BE DEVASTATING
Being sexually harassed at work places the employee in one of the worst imaginable situations. Often time an individual is forced to choose between being sexually abused and assaulted by an employer or co-worker against the need to provide for their children and family. We understand how devastating sexual harassment can be.
If you have been sexually harassed at work you have the legal right to stop it and correct the situation. You may feel frustrated and confused but the lawyers at Wall Huntington Trial Law can help you. Contact us today for an evaluation of your case.