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You can file a harassment claim even if you are not the target

Many employees in Missouri have encountered some form of discrimination or harassment at some point during their working lives. It is a sad fact that some people allow their personal feelings to get in the way of their work, to the extent that they create a hostile and unpleasant working environment for the people with whom they have a problem. Sometimes this manifests itself as discriminatory action, singling people out for reasons of race, age, disability, religion or some other characteristic that has no relevance to their job.

However, in other cases, this unfair treatment can take the form of harassment, or be a combination of the two. One common form of this, which all too many employees endure, is sexual harassment. This can range from more subtle comments and actions to more obvious advances. Whatever the case, it can be extremely distressing for its target and can also be extremely uncomfortable for others who become aware of it.

It is not always easy to report harassment of this nature and sometimes it may continue for an extended period, simply because its subjects are too afraid or uncomfortable to stand up for their rights. However, as this article on employee rights explains, you can file a harassment claim without being the intended target.

This may seem like a big step, but it is an important part of ensuring this sort of unfair treatment of employees is prevented wherever possible. No one should have to tolerate harassment, so there is no shame in reporting those responsible. An attorney may be able to assist you with your claim and help you to secure the justice and remuneration you deserve.

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