For sexual harassment victims, life can be difficult for various reasons. As if returning to work on a daily basis is not hard enough, some workers who have been subjected to this mistreatment face additional pressures. For example, some people may struggle with the denial of wrongdoing. An employee who has been sexually harassed may speak to a manager about the incident or file a complaint, only to find that the allegations are denied. This can be incredibly upsetting and it is pivotal for victims to firmly stand up for their rights. Filing a lawsuit may be necessary in some instances.
Unfortunately, many victims have remained silent because they are afraid about what may happen if they choose to stand up for themselves. Our law office believes this is completely unacceptable and anyone who is wondering whether or not they should stand up for their rights should feel empowered to take action. Moreover, it is important to realize that employers cannot legally retaliate against an employee for filing a complaint over sexual harassment. If you believe that you have experienced retaliation after coming forward, this may be another issue to look into closer.
Sexual harassment takes many forms and sometimes, people may not even realize that they were breaking the law by the way they were treating an employee. However, there is no excuse for this behavior and those who sexually harass others in the workplace must be held responsible for their actions. Sadly, this harassment continues to occur in workspaces.