Advocating For Workplace Harassment Victims
As an employee, you go to work and attempt to perform at your best. Your employer should provide you with an environment in which you feel safe. Unfortunately, workplace harassment can happen. The Wolcott Law Firm LLC assists employees who suffer from workplace harassment. We know that harassment in the workplace can negatively influence both your career and emotional health. Our lawyer provides experienced representation and advocacy on behalf of employees.
What Is Workplace Harassment?
The law regards workplace harassment to be the type of conduct that leads to a hostile work environment. Harassment may be verbal, physical or sexual in nature. When your coworkers or supervisors demonstrate these unwelcome behaviors, you can take action. There are several scenarios of unlawful harassment in the workplace. Your rights protect you from enduring actions that any reasonable person would consider threatening, intimidating, hostile or abusive.
Workplace harassment can take many forms including, but not limited to:
- Offensive jokes
- Unwanted nicknames
- Physical abuse
- Inappropriate images and messages
- Unwanted and inappropriate contact
- Sexual harassment
Indiana does not have laws against workplace bullying, but the above actions are considered to be more than that. If you are enduring abusive or threatening behavior based on your race, gender, age, skin color or disability, you should take immediate action.
What Should You Do?
If you are experiencing harassment at work, you should immediately follow the reporting policies and protocols of your employer. These may be included in your employee handbook, posted in the office or displayed online. If you don’t know where to find the policy, check with the company’s human resources department.
After you have followed company procedures, you will want to contact an employment law attorney. If the person conducting the harassing behavior is a CEO or owner, or you are facing retaliation from your employer for filing your complaint, contact legal counsel right away to determine how you should proceed in order to hold them accountable for their actions.
Fighting For The Respect You Deserve
If you are being harassed at work and feel your rights have been violated, contact us immediately. Call our office at 317-676-0776 today. Attorney Chris Wolcott understands that your livelihood and emotional well-being are at stake. With a background in human resources and years of experience fighting for the rights of employees, he has the knowledge needed to advocate for you. Located in Indianapolis, we serve individuals throughout Indiana.