Have You Experienced Sexual Harassment In The Workplace?
Work should be a place of comfort and happiness as you pursue your life goals and seek to gain new knowledge. But that can change in an instant! Many women have reported being sexually harassed at their jobs, but they do not always speak out when they should.
If you are ready to be heard, contact the law office of Jordan B. Rickards today! I don’t want you to suffer any longer, and I am here to help. If you live in New Jersey, get in touch today and we will work to find the best possible solution for you so you can take joy in your work once more. Call now to schedule an appointment.
What is Sexual Harassment
Let’s first start by defining sexual harassment in the workplace. It is defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. These harassments do not have to be sexual in nature, and can contain abusive or offensive remarks about a person’s sex.
What is Not Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment laws can be difficult to understand because some things like simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious cannot always be charged as sexual harassment. If these simple and offhand comments become repeated occurrences or more severe so that you feel uncomfortable or harassed, it then can be considered sexual harassment.
What to do When You Are Harassed
The first step to take to end sexual harassment in the workplace is to inform the harasser directly that the comments or advances are unwelcome. Be sure to document each situation of harassment by writing down your account of what happened and how it made you feel. Be sure to date these occurrences to bring a full report to your employer. If you’d prefer, you can record your thoughts on your phone instead of writing them down. Just be sure to document the situation! You should also use any complaint or reporting system that your employer has in place so the necessary parties are informed. Employers are at risk if their employees are involved in sexual harassment cases, so it should be a high priority for them to work to end the harassment. If you feel sexually harassed, you always need to speak out! When you stay silent, the harasser can continue to torment you and others.
Seek Legal Help
If you feel that your employer is not handling your sexual harassment case properly, or you have lost your job due to a harassing supervisor, you can seek help from the law. When you contact Jordan B. Rickards in New Jersey, you are choosing freedom from sexual harassment. I will work closely with your case to ensure that you are compensated for your wrongful treatment in the workplace. Call me today to schedule an appointment so we can work together to bring your life back to normal. I look forward to helping you live a happy and safe work life again.