What To Do if You're a Victim of Harassment
Our Ohio harassment attorneys explain your rights
Knowing what to do if you're a victim of harassment at work in Ohio can be confusing. Although every case is different, there are a few steps that you should take if you think harassment is occurring:
- Report it. Many employers have written policies and procedures for reporting internal complaints of harassment. Check to see if your employer maintains such a policy. If it does, follow your employer's internal policy for reporting. If your employer has no written policy, report the conduct to your immediate supervisor or human resources.
- Document that you have reported it. A verbal complaint can be forgotten, and later denied. If possible, reports should be in writing. You should save a copy of the report for yourself. If you must report the behavior verbally, keep a note or journal of who you talked to, when the complaint was made, and what was said.
- Hopefully, your employer will investigate and address any unlawful conduct. However, if your reports have gone unaddressed, or if you continue to experience harassment even after you have reported it, you should contact our law firm to discuss your options.
Workplace harassment is a serious matter. That's why we take such cases seriously right from the start here at Nilges Draher LLC. Find out how we can help you.
You have rights. We can stand up for them. Schedule your free consultation today to speak with an experienced harassment lawyer at our law firm.