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Basically, sexual harassment is an employment discrimination form where an employee is faced with unwanted sexual advances which may include groping, rubbing, and touching. Sexual harassment may also involve other verbal and physical actions in the workplace which are sexual in nature. Although many laws have been enacted to ensure sexual harassment, as well as discrimination, does not occur, such cases are still common in the workplace even today. With the help of US Attorneys sexual harassment lawyer, you can be able to pursue justice and protect your right.
It is often difficult deciding to file a claim against the employer especially if the situation is personal, stressful, and embarrassing. The reasons why employee avoids filing sexual harassment claims is to avoid retaliation and further harassment. Since US Attorneys possess adequate knowledge in such cases, they will help you get the justice you need. The attorneys will handle your case from investigation, trials, and settlement.
Usually, all offensive comments will not qualify to be sexual harassment. But when you face a situation that you feel could be sexual harassment, you should speak to a lawyer the soonest possible. Usually, by analyzing your claims, US Attorneys will help to determine if your sexual harassment claims are valid. The employee should, however, follow certain steps to remain protected whenever harassed sexually. For instance, there could be a policy in place within the organization to report the matter to the HR or other managerial employees.
There are a number of ways that a harassment lawyer can help an employee who has been subjected to sexual harassment.
1. Protecting the employee.
Other than helping the employee prepare a report on harassment claims, an attorney will provide help for the employee to stay protected. First, the attorney will advise you to document the harassment as well as any discussion with your employer about it. On the other hand, the lawyer assists the employee to deal with the situation in case harassment continues. The attorney will also help you to monitor the response by the employer to your complaint to ensure the employer does not retaliate.
2. Investigating the harassment.
Usually, the employer is by law required to investigate and handle sexual harassment claims. However, the employer may not handle such a case properly since the matter affects the organization negatively. But with the help of US Attorneys sexual harassment lawyer, the attorney will ensure the employer performs the investigation as required.
Once sexual harassment claims are reported, retaliation is prohibited. However retaliation may be of various forms such as termination or disciplinary write-ups. Being barred from meeting and social events could also be acts of retaliation.