See An Employment Attorney About Sexual Harassment

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Sexual harassment in the workplace can be a serious problem. It doesn't matter what your gender is or the gender of the person harassing you because sexual harassment isn't necessarily strictly a gender thing. It also includes the power one person has over another. That's why generally, sexual harassment goes from a supervisor to a subordinate. It can also be one co-worker to another, at least in some forms, but that will have different aspects. If you have been the victim of what you believe to be sexual harassment, you may want to start a case against your harasser. There are things that you are going to need to do in order to make that happen. 

Contact an Employment Lawyer

One of the first things you should do is talk to an employment lawyer specializing in this kind of law. The laws around employment law, specifically when it comes to sexual harassment, can be really tricky, and you don't want to try to navigate everything on your own. Finding a good attorney can do a lot of things for you. The attorney can tell you if your concerns rise to the realm of sexual harassment. This is helpful because some things can be difficult to tell if they are harassment or not. The attorney can also help you out with what you want to do and what you need to do. 

Document Everything

One of the things that your attorney is going to tell you to do is document everything. You can do this by writing it down in a notebook that you keep with you at all times. If you use a notebook, make sure that the person harassing you doesn't know about it. You can also track all this documentation digitally. If you do that, make sure that the device you are using to track it doesn't belong to your employer. For example, you might want to document things on your personal cell phone if you use a work laptop. You also might want to set it up in an email and send an email to yourself or save it to a cloud drive. That way, if something does happen to your device, you still have a record of what has been happening. 

If you think that you have been sexually harassed, remember that you have rights. The best way to make sure that you are getting those rights is to see an employment attorney who specializes in sexual harassment. 

If you have more questions, contact an employment lawyer in your area.

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