Workplace harassment is incredibly difficult to endure, and no one should have to. If you believe you are a victim of workplace harassment, contact an attorney right away. Read on to learn more about your rights and what to do if you are facing harassment.
What constitutes workplace harassment?
Workplace harassment generally involves serious and persistent threats, offensive jokes, and slurs about a protected classification. Protected classifications include the following:
It is important to know that an off-hand comment or distasteful joke typically does not constitute workplace harassment. If you are unsure whether your situation qualifies as harassment, reach out to an attorney right away.
How do I know if I have a valid claim?
If you are being harassed by another employee at work, do not hesitate to report it to your boss. This will ensure that your boss files a report and takes action to stop the harassment. If your employer fails to take any action, or the harassment continues, there is a good chance you will be able to take action against your employer for allowing the harassment to continue. Unfortunately, some bosses harass their employees. In this case, it is important to report your boss to HR right away.
How to gather evidence if I believe I am a victim of workplace harassment:
If you wish to take action against your employer for workplace harassment, you will need evidence that this harassment occurred. As a result, it is important to take 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 are facing harassment at your workplace, our firm will advocate for you. Reach out today to discuss your case.
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