Harassment at work is one of the most prevalent problems present within the offices of the country. Fortunately, the Labor Law protects victims of harassment and strictly prohibits this type of behavior at work.
Suffering from bullying can create an unpleasant environment in the workplace and affect the activities and the day-to-day life of the person who suffers it because it causes discomfort, emotional problems, and even trauma.
It is crucial for each person to know their rights at the workplace and how the law of the United States protects them. It is also relevant to understand what workplace harassment is and in what instances it can occur in order to recognize it in time. The different ways it happens can be sexual, verbal, physical violence, or virtual (better known as cyberbullying). Any of these activities can have consequences such as job loss, injury, or emotional trauma.
When being the victim of or witnessing a case of workplace harassment, it is common to fear retaliation. You may be worried that your employer may act against you to take care of her/his image or that of the company. However, retaliation is illegal, and the law protects you from it. What you should do in these cases, if you have already tried to talk to your harasser, is document the situation as much as possible. Make notes where you write each of the events every day and evidence that you can present through emails, texts, calls, or recordings.
If you decide to speak to a superior and he or she does nothing for you, contact an employment law attorney. He or she will be able to help with legal advice and present the evidence in court so that together you can protect your work and get the compensation you deserve.
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