Victims of sexual harassment often suffer long-lasting effects, and this is something nobody deserves. The definition of sexual harassment can be broad, as such conduct may be somewhat different from one person to the next. Generally, sexual harassment involves an unwelcome or unwanted sexual advance that occurs in the workplace. Further, sexual harassment may involve both verbal and physical conduct. Obviously, if conduct becomes physical, the situation certainly escalates and the harasser may suffer more serious consequences. While sexual harassment is very real for many Arizona employees, there are some people that think allegations of sexual harassment are typically false, and that an employee has an ulterior motive for alleging sexual harassment.
The Arizona Employment Law Attorneys of Nathan M. Smith & Associates, PLLC Will Listen to You
Some employment law attorneys spend only a brief amount of time reviewing a potential case, making a quick decision to turn down a case without investigating the situation more adequately. At Nathan M. Smith & Associates, PLLC, we do not assume that your allegations of sexual harassment are false. After thoroughly reviewing the facts and circumstances of your case, our attorneys will make an informed legal decision as to whether or not your employer and/or co-worker can be held responsible for sexual harassment.
Key evidence that helps to support an allegation of sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Notes or memoranda documenting instances of sexual harassment – Demonstrating a pattern of conduct is crucial to prove your case, and the more documentation you have of when and in what way you were sexually harassed, the stronger your case will be.
- Complaints to your supervisor(s) – Let your supervisor(s) know each time you believe you have been sexually harassed. Verbal communication is important, but you should also document your communications with your supervisor(s) in writing (such as a letter, note, or email), and you should have a copy of these documents.
- Having copies of your employment file – In order to prevent a situation where your employment records may be negatively altered, you should ask for a complete copy of your employment file, including all past performance evaluations.
In addition to having a thorough record demonstrating that you have been sexually harassed, you should contact an attorney if the harassment simply won’t go away and your employer has not done anything to help such harassment stop. With the help of an experienced employment law attorney, you can seek to hold your employer and/or co-worker responsible for conduct that is illegal and emotionally traumatic.Nathan M. Smith & Associates, PLLC has the required experience to help you resolve your legal matter.
Contact the Arizona Employment Law Attorneys of Nathan M. Smith & Associates, PLLC Today
Individuals who have been sexually harassed truly understand the emotional (and sometimes physical) harm associated with the harassment. If you have experienced such an experience, you should speak with a skilled Arizona employment law attorney right away. Whether your employer has sexually harassed you, or a co-worker is responsible, you have the ability to pursue legal action. At Nathan M. Smith & Associates, PLLC, our employment law attorneys will utilize their advocacy skills to fight on your behalf to the fullest extent allowed by law. Having received an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau as well as a number of positive online reviews, Nathan M. Smith & Associates, PLLC strives to ensure all clients are satisfied with the representation they have received. Our attorneys have a reputation for making the legal process as least stressful as possible for their clients. To speak directly with one of our attorneys, contact Nathan M. Smith & Associates, PLLC today by calling (602) 456-5523. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to answer your questions and address your concerns.