What Should I Do if I’m a Victim of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

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What Should I Do if I’m a Victim of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

There is nothing more demeaning, frustrating, and, in some cases, frightening, than being made a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, despite the #metoo movement and other initiatives to combat discrimination and harassment due to a person’s gender, sexual harassment is still something that happens more often than any of us would like to think. If you are a victim, our Atlanta sexual harassment attorney is here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Please continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about what we can do to help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some examples of sexual harassment in the workplace?

Sexual harassment can come in various forms. That said, you should understand that a one-off rude “joke” or one comment you may find offensive likely won’t count as sexual harassment. To qualify as harassment, the behavior must be persistent, or, at the very least, egregious enough if it was, in fact, a one-off incident. Other examples of sexual harassment can include unwanted advances, both physical and verbal, and often involve requests for sexual favors. If the harassment has created a hostile work environment, you likely have a valid harassment claim.

What are my options if I am a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace?

If you are a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you have several options. To start, if possible, the simplest way to resolve the matter would be to speak with the individual and demand the behavior stops. If this doesn’t work, you can report the incident(s) to your employer. That said, if your harasser is your employer, you can consider bringing the incident(s) to the attention of your company’s HR department. If you don’t have an HR department, or you’ve already spoken to them and the behavior hasn’t stopped, you should speak with a competent Atlanta employment rights attorney who can help you gather and present all evidence needed to prove that you’ve been harassed or otherwise discriminated against in the workplace. We understand that this is a stressful time, and you may feel unsure of how to proceed, but if you’re reading this, you are in the right place. Ben Barrett Law is here to help you get the justice you deserve and hold the right parties accountable. For any further questions, simply pick up the phone and give us a call today so we can get working on your case.


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