Unwanted sexual comments, touching or advances from a co-worker or supervisor can make the workplace an uncomfortable and emotionally upsetting place to be. It is something no one should have to put up with, and it can happen to both men and women.
If you feel like a co-worker has crossed the line, your first step should be to make sure you let the harasser clearly know that the conduct is unwanted. Second, let your employer know and if possible do it in writing. If a supervisor is involved in the harassment, then you should tell someone with the authority to do something about that person’s conduct. It may also be helpful to keep notes about each instance of harassment and talk to other employees about it. If given the chance, this harassing conduct should stop. However, if the conduct continues, you may have a claim against both the harasser and your employer.
Contact a Sexual Harassment Attorney
We understand it can be uncomfortable to have to share what are likely embarrassing and painful events with an attorney. Consulting with an attorney though can be important to laying essential groundwork should a lawsuit become necessary. Do not suffer in silence. If you have questions, or concerns regarding whether you have a claim for harassment, please contact the Law Offices of Peter A. Jouras, Jr.
For your free consultation, call (913) 677-1999