What Do I Need to Prove Sexual Harassment at Work?
DuPage Attorneys Find Ways to Prove Your Harassment Happened
One of the most frustrating things about trying to prove sexual harassment at work is that there are usually no individuals who witnessed the sexual harassment take place. In order to gain traction in your sexual harassment lawsuit, you will need to find a way to prove the harassment occurred.
Most sexual harassment cases boil down to who has said what about an alleged situation. Nothing can be solved with accusations from both parties; therefore, you will need to prove that you did suffer sexual harassment from the other party. The issue is that most sexual harassers are repeat offenders, and they will try to harass you again if they believe they can get away with it. Although you may be tempted to focus on temporarily stopping the harassment, the ultimate goal is to stop this individual from abusing you or other coworkers.
Since it is likely that the offenders will harass you again, be prepared. We have had clients hide recording devices such as cell phones, so that they can record any sexual harassment that may occur. It is not illegal to secretly record conversations as long as you were recording for your own protection and safety from harassment or other crimes. By catching the perpetrators on a recording, you have nearly sealed your case for success in a sexual harassment lawsuit.
At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, we have had years of experience assisting clients with proving that they are victims of sexual harassment. If you, or anyone you know, have any questions regarding workplace sexual harassment lawsuits, contact us at 630-665-7300 to schedule a free consultation.