Should I be worried that if I report the sexual harassment, I will be retaliated against or fired?
No. The law protects employees who complain about sexual harassment. In many ways, the law is even stronger in protecting those who complain than it is for those who are harassed but do not complain. The law is very strict in that it is illegal for your employer to treat you different because you complained about inappropriate behavior. In fact, your employer should take efforts to make sure you are not exposed to any further offensive behavior.
More Sexual Harassment FAQs
- What is sexual harassment?
- How bad does the sexual harassment have to be for me to win my case?
- What is it’s just my word against the harasser’s? Can I still win a sexual harassment case?
- Does the sexual harassment have to be directed at me?
- Does of the opposite sex need to be the harasser for it to be considered sexual harassment?
- Does there need to be actual touching for the conduct to be considered sexual harassment?
- Should I be worried that if I report the sexual harassment, I will be retaliated against or fired?
- How can I protect my rights if I have been sexually harassed?
- I want to stand-up for myself, but do I have to go to trial?