The workplace should be a relatively comfortable environment to be in. While it might now always be enjoyable, the workplace should be a safe place to work in. This goes beyond safety standards that focus on the health of employees and the reduction of dangers and risks that could cause injuries. Employers are also required to provide a workspace that is free from harassment. Unfortunately, some employees experience unwanted conduct. In other words, they are victims of sexual harassment.
Whether you are fully aware of the situation or are unsure if you are a victim of sexual harassment, it is important to understand your situation and what steps you can take to protect your rights. At Higgins Law Firm, PLLC, our experienced attorneys know what a difficult and emotional circumstance it is when employees find themselves as victims of sexual harassment. Therefore, we are dedicated to helping workers in Iowa take a stance and assert their rights in the matter.
Sexual harassment can come in many forms; however, no matter what form is experienced, an employee has the right to take action against their harasser. Whether you have experienced sexual harassment as unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, gender-based comments or a sexually charged workplace, you have the ability and right to report the situation, even taking legal action.
Our law firm has years of experienced helping victims of sexual harassment take action against an employer, co-worker, client and even customer that has harassed them. We have the skills to collect necessary evidence and documentation that will help prove the situation and the damages caused by it.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s sexual harassment website. While it certainly is not an easy situation to be in, it is a situation that allows victims to take charge and protect their rights. Through a civil action, a victim is able to hold the harasser accountable while also assist with the collection of compensation.