Victims of sexual harassment in the workplace in Washington, D.C., may want to take legal action against the perpetrator of the harassment, but may have many concerns. They may fear they will be retaliated against, for example, by being demoted or even out-right fired, if they report the harassment. They may feel negative emotions such as shame, sadness and anger. They may even feel they are unsafe in their work environment. All of this could make a person reluctant to explore their legal remedies as victims of sexual harassment.
However, sexual harassment in the workplace should not be ignored or swept under the rug. Victims of sexual harassment may want to seek monetary damages or protect their current job. In some cases, a victim of sexual harassment may want to seek a new job entirely.
The legal team at Alan Lescht & Associates, P.C., understands that sexual harassment cases are sensitive, and need to be handled with the appropriate discretion and professionalism. They advocate for the rights of their clients both through out-of-court settlements and traditional litigation.
In sexual harassment cases, a complete investigation should be performed, witnesses should be contacted, evidence should be collected and the incidents of harassment should be identified. This information can help attorneys build a strong foundation for the victim's case before officially filing a lawsuit.
The behaviors that constitute sexual harassment in the workplace are varied, but they are all unwelcome. Employers are supposed to protect workers from sexual harassment but unfortunately this does not always happen. It is in these situations that taking legal action may be appropriate. Reviewing the following information about sexual harassment in the workplace may be a good place to start if you are thinking of filing a lawsuit.