Texas, Dallas – TopWireNews — Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination; it violates the federal anti-discrimination law. A victim of sexual harassment should take steps to preserve her complaints.
First, if an employee believes she has been sexual harassed, she should immediately contact a lawyer, prior to speaking to others at her workplace about the harassment. An employment law attorney may be able to assist the victim navigate her employer’s internal complaint process and help preserve her legal rights.
Second, a sexual harassment victim should take steps to preserve evidence. She should keep a journal of the dates, times, and witnesses to any harassing activity and/or any retaliation that occurs after the victim rebuffed sexual advances or after she reported the sexual harassment. This journal may be used as evidence against the employer and will provide a better record than the victim’s fading memories. She should also keep copies of any e-mails or other written documentation related to the harassment or to a retaliatory act.
Finally, she should strive to keep the matter confidential. She should not speak about the harassment to her co-workers, send e-mail from her work address regarding the harassment or retaliation (or other complaints about her job), or post information regarding the harassment or retaliation on a social networking site (such as Facebook).