Are You Being Harassed In The Workplace? You Have Options.
Harassment can be humiliating, and it can make every hour of work a challenge. Whether you have been the target of unwanted sexual advances, have been excluded from meetings or opportunities because of your age or disability status or have experienced jokes that created a hostile work environment, you have the right to push back against harassment.
At The Foster Group, lead attorney Troy P. Foster has served the people of Arizona for more than two decades, and he is dedicated to providing you with the information you need to build a strong case and make informed decisions. With skilled legal counsel, you can protect yourself from harassment while also protecting your career and your future.
What Can You Do If You Are Being Harassed?
No matter what course of action is best for your case, keep a record of the incidents you have experienced. Take notes on all incidents you have experienced, who was involved and what was said. Keep copies of any harassing messages that you may receive. It is also important to keep a record if you experience any retaliation as a result of reporting your experience.
Look into your company’s anti-harassment policy if there is one available to you. If there is, get a copy to see if there is a process in place for making an internal complaint with your employer’s human resources department or with your supervisor. If you are lucky, reporting could be enough to end the harassment. Follow up after reporting the incident in an email so that you have a written record of the discussion.
In situations where you cannot bring charges of harassment to your supervisor – whether because you simply aren’t comfortable or because the person harassing you is in a position of power over you – you can still report the harassment. Even if you could not address the issue internally, you have the opportunity to file through Arizona’s Civil Rights Division (CRD) or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
You can also speak to an attorney. Not only does a confidential consultation with an attorney allow you to explore the options available to you, but it also gives you the chance to face your employer with a knowledgeable guide to employment law by your side. Your lawyer can guide you through the options available to you, help you gather evidence to support your claim and ensure that you meet any relevant deadlines. This can give your claim a better chance at success.
Stand Up Against Harassment. Speak To An Attorney Today.
If you have been the victim of harassment, Troy P. Foster and our team will act as your guide to employment law and your advocate. Contact The Foster Group through the firm’s online contact form or call 602-932-5431 to arrange for a free consultation with an experienced employment law attorney.