Retaliation for reporting sexual harassment is illegal. That, however, doesn’t stop some employers from making the workplace difficult for people who do file reports about sexual harassment. As we discussed last week, you can’t let a fear of retaliation stop you from filing complaints about sexual harassment.
We know that dealing with sexual harassment at work isn’t pleasant. We also understand that trying to put a stop to that harassment can often lead to new problems. Your employer might take illegal actions just because you don’t want to be harassed.
We want to make it clear — you don’t have to deal with sexual harassment or retaliation at work. Neither of those is allowed by law. If you have had to deal with sexual harassment or retaliation because you filed a complaint about sexual harassment, we can help you explore your options to seek compensation from your employer.
In order to pursue a retaliation claim, you need to have evidence that shows the adverse actions your employer took are a direct result of the complaint you made. We can look over your case and help you determine if you have the evidence necessary to pursue that claim. We can also help you to gather evidence if necessary.
Being a victim of sexual harassment is an emotionally draining experience. If your employer retaliates against you, the situation might also be financially draining. We can help you to take action to hold the employer accountable for the sexual harassment and retaliation so that you can focus on dealing with healing after the incidents.