Sexual harassment in the workplace is forbidden by law. There aren’t escape clauses in those laws that make these apprehensible actions acceptable. With this in mind, you should feel free to alert your employer that the sexual harassment occurred. Unfortunately, some people don’t feel free to make these reports because they fear that they will be retaliated against.
Retaliation is a problem that is also against the law. As long as the complaint that you make regarding the sexual harassment is truthful, there isn’t any reason why you should have to suffer because of that report. In fact, the law strictly forbids employers from retaliating against employees who make factual complaints about illegal matters.
We realize that you might be concerned that you will be subjected to retaliatory measures anyway. If this occurs, you do have legal actions that you can take to handle the situation. We will work with you to help you find out how you should approach your case.
It is important that you know what constitutes retaliation. Some people think that it only pertains to wrongful termination; however, this isn’t the case. Retaliation can include situations like you being moved to a less desirable shift or being given a pay cut.
We know that this is a difficult time for you since you count on your job to pay your bills. You may have significant time invested in your career and you don’t want to see that flushed down the toilet. We can help you learn about the options that you have so that you can let us know how you want us to proceed on your behalf.