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Sexual harassment is never acceptable

| Jul 25, 2015 | Sexual Harassment |

In Missouri, it is not uncommon for workers to give their all for their job. Yet, no matter how hard working and diligent you are, there is still a chance that you could be treated poorly and without due respect. There are many ways this can happen, but one common and unpleasant form of workplace mistreatment is sexual harassment.

Regardless of your gender or that of your colleagues, there is still a chance that you could be targeted by harassment of this nature. Whether you are blocked from advancement due to your gender, you are subjected to derogatory treatment or unwanted sexual advances, you have the right to make a formal complaint or even take legal action.

In other cases, an employer might attempt to bribe you with job benefits in exchange for enduring harassment or granting sexual favors. Equally, he or she might attempt to scare you out of reporting such treatment by threatening to fire you or block you from advancing within the organization. Of course, none of this is legal, so if your employer attempts to harass or discriminate against you in any way, you may be able to take legal action.

You should not have tolerate harassment at work, whether it is sexually motivated or otherwise. Fortunately, our page on employee rights may have some of the information you need to combat this unfair treatment. The advice of an attorney could also be invaluable as he or she can explain your rights and may be able to assist you through the process of taking action against those harassing you. With the right support, you can seek remuneration for your unfair treatment and pursue a more professional and secure working environment.

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