Most people in Minnesota probably shake their heads when they hear news reports about sexual harassment occurring in a workplace. After all, haven't we, as a society, come further away than ever before from gender stereotypes and offensive behavior? Unfortunately, the answer is still "no." No matter how much we would like to think that things like sexual harassment at work have faded into the past, these incidents still occur.
What are employees in Minnesota supposed to do when they are the victims of sexual harassment? Well, one of the first things to do is to report the harassing behavior to upper management and the human resources department. Taking this type of immediate action may lead to an internal decision from your employer, possibly even immediate termination of employment for the person who was responsible for the sexual harassment.
But, what if the perpetrator of the harassment is a manager or other person in a position of authority? What if your reports to human resources about the sexual harassment aren't being acted upon? Well, in these types of scenarios, it may be necessary to explore your legal options.
At our law firm, we understand the pain and, oftentimes, humiliation that victims of sexual harassment in the workplace feel. These victims may be hesitant to take action, believing that it may cost them their jobs or their reputations within their profession. But, sexual harassment is not something that an employee in Minnesota should have to tolerate. At our law firm, we work with our clients so that they know their options. For more information, please visit the sexual harassment overview section of our law firm's website.