Clients often tell us two things: (1) they want the sexual harassment to stop and (2) they want to make sure that the sexual harassment doesn’t happen again. Often our client’s primary concern is her or his safety and dignity, and the safety and dignity of others.
Sometimes reporting through the employer’s internal process (if it exists) or reporting to the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (state) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (federal) is all that is required to stop the harassment. Sometimes the employer will seriously discipline and/or terminate the sexual harasser.
Unfortunately, many times making a report isn’t enough, and legal action is required to enforce the law.
Each situation is unique, which is why it is important to contact a licensed attorney who regularly practices in this area of law. To ensure your rights are protected, you should contact a Portland sexual harassment attorney who regularly represents workers in sexual harassment cases. This way, you can be confident you have received sound legal advice.
In addition to speaking with you, a Portland sexual harassment attorney may ask for any potential witnesses and documents so that an investigation can take place. Because of this, you should make sure the Portland sexual harassment attorney has experience conducting sexual harassment investigations. Our law firm regularly investigates sexual harassment.
Please remember the choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.
This is provided as a guide only, and not legal advice. Because of this, it is important you contact a Portland sexual harassment lawyer.