Unfortunately, workplace harassment is a common occurrence. This can have a serious impact on an employee. For example, your mental health may be negatively impacted. Additionally, you may miss work as a result of the harassment, resulting in lost wages. If you are being harassed at work, our firm is here to help. Read on to learn more.
Can I Legal Action Against My Employer?
If you are being harassed by another employee at work, it is important to report it to your boss right away. This will ensure that your boss files a report and takes action to stop the harassment. If your employer fails to take any action and the harassment continues, there is a good chance you will be able to take action against your employer for allowing the harassment to continue. If your boss is the one harassing you, you should go to the HR department.
What Do I Do if I am in a Hostile Work Environment?
In order to file a harassment claim, it is important to determine whether you are truly a victim of workplace harassment. For example, a one-off comment that may have been in bad taste may not qualify as harassment. Instead, harassment generally involves persistent or serious slurs, threats, or offensive jokes about a protected classification. Protected classifications can include your race, religion, gender, age, or disability. If you truly believe that you are a victim of workplace harassment, you should follow the following steps:
- Begin gathering evidence. Collect text messages, emails, and other correspondences that clearly depict harassment. Try and record incidents of harassment as well.
- Speak with your boss if the harassment is from another employee. If the harassment is coming from your boss, speak with the HR department. If you do not have an HR department, it may be time to retain the services of an experienced employment attorney.
- If you have reported the harassment and nothing has changed, you should speak with an experienced employment law attorney right away.
If you believe you are a victim of workplace harassment, reach out to our firm today- we are here to fight for you.
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If you need help with an employment law matter in the state of Georgia, you can count on Ben Barrett Law to effectively represent your interests. With over 30 years of experience, Attorney Barrett has the skill and experience necessary to help you navigate the complexities of any employment law matter you may be facing. To discuss your case with a legal team you can trust, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Barrett Law today.