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.
Most people who live in Massachusetts have long been proud that their state is home to one of the nation's most highly regarded scientific research institutions. Many students from all over the country and all over the world work tirelessly for the opportunity to learn from the experts and professionals who teach there. Scientists themselves know the regard given to holding a position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the chance to be part of groundbreaking technologies.
Massachusetts employees like you should feel safe and secure when you go to work. Unfortunately, some people make workplace environments feel dangerous and unsafe. Sexual harassment can be one form that these troubling actions and behaviors take. But just what is sexual harassment?
Going to work each day at your job in Massachusetts should be empowering and rewarding. While there are a host of factors that play into your ability to have a positive experience at work, one significant influence is the type of people you work with and around each day. At Kajko, Weisman & Colasanti, LLP, we are experienced in helping people who have been the victims of unfair treatment in their workplace.
When you think of Massachusetts workplace bullying, you likely think of male workers bullying their female coworkers. But is this always the case?
If you experience sexual harassment in your Massachusetts's workplace, you should feel safe in the knowledge that your employer will deal with the issue in a swift and effective manner. Unfortunately, what should happen is not always what does happen.
While sexual harassment is an unfortunate and common occurrence in many Massachusetts and New Hampshire work environments, research indicates that those who work in some fields are more likely to fall victim to it than those in the general workforce. At Kajko, Wiseman & Colasanti, LLP, we know that gynecologic oncologists report especially high rates of sexual harassment, and we have helped many health care and other professionals who experienced sexual harassment at work pursue recourse.
Residents in Massachusetts and around the country have been keenly aware of the continuing problem the nation is facing when it comes to sexual misconduct and harassment in the workplace. Despite continuing progress in some areas, women and even some men still experience discrimination or harassing behavior. The Me Too movement has brought this topic to the forefront of the national conversation. Now, several senators and congressional representatives are taking action.
When Massachusetts residents experience sexual harassment at work, they may sometimes think there is nothing they can do about the situation. However, there are several steps people can take to let their employers know what is going on.
If you are successful in your career, you probably work every day towards making and strengthening positive, professional connections. Sexual harassment has the potential to undermine your credibility as well as directly damage your position, should you fail to comply with demands or tolerate unwanted advances.