What to Do if You Are Sexually Harassed by a Co-worker
Wheaton County Sexual Harassment Claim Lawyers
If you have been sexually harassed by a co-worker, the first action you must take is to disclose the harassment to the HR department and/or manager at your place of employment. At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, we can explain why this is a crucial step in making sure you are protected from retaliation.
If you are a victim of sexual harassment from a co-worker, you must report it to your employer as soon as possible because under Illinois Law, if you do not file a report with your employer, that employer will not be liable for failing to protect you from the harassment. Without your employer being aware of the entire situation, he or she is left unable to effectively address the sexual harassment. This is why it is of the utmost importance that you follow your company sexual harassment policy and report any harassment you receive from co-workers.
Another point to note is that for your employer to be able to assist you, they will need to investigate all allegations. Unfortunately, that means what you tell your employer about the harassment cannot be kept a complete secret. However, because you did go through the proper procedures and report the harassment, you will be fully protected under Illinois law from any form of retaliation for submitting a complaint.
At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC we understand you are going through an emotional time. You can trust that we have worked many sexual harassment cases to give you the best representation. If you have any questions about filing a sexual harassment lawsuit, please contact us at 630-665-7300 to schedule your free consultation. You can also contact us via email. We serve clients in Glen Ellyn, Oak Brook, DuPage County, and throughout Illinois.