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June 16, 2016
• Practice Areas • Practices • Sexual harassment
Fighting back against sexual harassment
The #MeToo-movement has renewed attention to sexual misconduct in the workplace and in many ways has made it easier for us to provide you with peace of mind if a colleague or supervisor sexually harasses you, and to better protect you from retaliation for complaining.
You do not have to tolerate sexual harassment
Workplace sexual harassment comes in many forms. Some common behaviors that are widely considered to be sexual harassment can include the following:
You should save any potential evidence in your possession that could strengthen your claim. This may include emails, text messages, or audio and video recordings.
You should call an attorney as soon as you have a concern about sexual harassment. Do not wait. The law places the burden on harassment victims to show that an employer was negligent in addressing complaints, which means you have to raise your concerns with your employer to hold the employer accountable. The sooner attorneys become involved, the sooner they can get to work on addressing the issue internally, and by locating and interviewing witnesses and preparing court filings. In addition, attorneys with strong knowledge of the local media scene and how to get your message across when necessary or appropriate can help motivate resolution.
Remember, once you report sexual harassment, your employer cannot retaliate by reducing your pay, reducing your hours, or firing you. If an employer does retaliate, then the case becomes even stronger. By reaching out to our lawyers, we will take special care to ensure your rights are secure while building the strongest claim possible for the compensation you deserve.
We are members of the #TimesUp Legal Defense Network, which was formed in response to the #MeToo movement. We are devoted to holding sexual harassers and their employers accountable. Few causes please us more. At Chandra Law, your case is our cause.®
Remember, there is zero justification for sexual harassment, and you have rights to put a stop to it. Let our lawyers take on the fight for you. Use our contact form to contact us today, or call our office in Cleveland at 216-578-1700.