What should I do if I'm a victim of sexual harassment?
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Knowing what to do if you're a victim of sexual harassment in West Virginia can be overwhelming. Even if you know someone violated your rights and broke various employment laws or criminal statutes, many victims are scared and confused about what to do next.
Fortunately, you're not alone. Our experienced West Virginia sexual harassment attorneys at Klie Law Offices can help you every step of the way. That's because our knowledgeable lawyers have years of experience handling complex workplace harassment cases.
Below, you'll also find some helpful advice compiled by our attorneys about what to do if you're a victim of sexual harassment. Remember, these suggestions are meant to be for informational purposes only. If you have a specific question about your particular case, contact us immediately.
Steps you should take
Depending on the nature of your sexual harassment claim, the suggestions below may vary. But in general, we strongly urge you to take the following steps:
- Immediately contact your supervisor and tell them you have been sexually harassed.
- If your supervisor sexually harassed you, report the matter to your Human Resources director or another supervisor. You should also contact us immediately. We can explain all the legal options available to you.
- If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, contact the police and report your crime.
- If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, seek immediate medical attention for your own personal health and safety.
- Document your harassment. This can include everything from writing down exactly what happened to you to taking photographs of physical evidence of sexual harassment, assault or misconduct.
- If at any point you do not feel comfortable talking to a supervisor or law enforcement officials, simply contact our law firm right away.
Why choose us
Our experienced attorneys know how to handle such sensitive cases. As your lawyer, we can help you explore all your available legal options, then help you decide which one works best for your particular situation.
You may choose to have our attorneys help you negotiate a settlement or agreement directly with your employer on your behalf. Or you may choose to have our lawyers file a complaint on your behalf with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which often investigates human rights violations. We can also file a lawsuit on your behalf against your employer.
Whatever path to justice you choose to pursue, our legal team will be there with you every step of the way. Don't underestimate the complexity of your case. Schedule your free case evaluation today with our experienced legal team. We're here for you.