All employed individuals in the state of Massachusetts should be able to go to work and not have to worry about harassment in any of its forms. Unfortunately, every year, numerous individuals — both males and females — find themselves the victims of sexual harassment. If you are among them, you may be able to do something about it.
Sexual harassment comes in many forms. It does not have to be physical. No matter what type of sexual harassment you are a victim of, if you report it, your employer has to look into it. If your complaint is just brushed off, not only can you take action against your abuser, but you may also hold your employer accountable for failing to address the issue.
So many people who are victims of sexual harassment in the workplace choose not to report it because they are afraid of retaliation. Those fears are understandable. What you need to know is, your employer cannot fire you for filing a sexual harassment complaint. Your employer cannot change your job duties or refuse to promote you because of such a claim, either. If you complained and feel you have been the victim of retaliation for doing so, you do not have to sit by and take it.
For many Massachusetts residents, filing a sexual harassment claim may be difficult to do. Many victims are made to feel it is their own fault, but it is not your fault. You are not in control of other people’s actions; however, you are in control of how you decide to handle the situation. With the assistance of legal counsel, you may seek compensation for any losses the harassment has caused you. To learn more about this topic, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.