When it comes to understanding what an employee should do if they are being sexually harassed at work, many of them are too worried that they will be a victim of retaliation, or be seen as a liar, that they often neglect to report it. However, it is critical that they do so, and in a timely manner.
Contact an Employment Attorney
While dealing with sexual harassment can be overwhelming, and can leave the victims feeling alone, it is important that they do not wait or do anything rash. There will be all kinds of concerns about what will happen if actions are taken. Since every situation is different, it is critical that an employment attorney is consulted, so they can explore the issues related to each particular situation, and determine the best course of action. Always consider consulting with an attorney before making a report of harassment.
Document the Evidence
Carefully documenting the sexual harassment itself is critical. From specific dates and times, to the actions, by documenting and keeping these records, one can better be prepared for potential litigation, giving an employment attorney the opportunity to keep these notes confidential when the time comes.
Report the Sexual Harassment
It is critical that the sexual harassment has been reported to the proper authorities at the employer, which gives the employer a chance to fix the problem. The employee handbook is a good place to look in order to determine who to report harassment and discrimination concerns to.
If you feel that you have been a victim of sexual harassment, contact the employment attorneys at Maduff & Maduff. Our attorneys have been specializing in harassment, discrimination, wage and overtime theft, and civil rights litigation for more than 20 years.