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How can employees combat harassment at work?

Combating Sexual Harassment

  • If there are witnesses to the harassment, work with an attorney to get signed statements corroborating that the harassment took place.
  • If there are text messages or emails evidencing harassment, work with an attorney to properly preserve this proof so that it will be admissible at trial.
  • Consult the company’s anti-harassment policy and report the harassment.
  • Document any retaliation that you experience for reporting the harassment.
  • If you are a federal government employee or a state or local (city, county) government employee, different complaint filing procedures may apply.  The EEOC’s website has a handy online assessment tool that provides information on how to file a complaint.
  • Be cautious in gathering evidence.  For example, in some states, surreptitious recording is unlawful.
  • Document the harm you suffer because of the harassment, including the impact on your personal and professional relationships.
  • Talk with an experienced employment attorney to discuss your legal rights and options, including applicable deadlines for filing an EEOC charge of discrimination.

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Jason Zuckerman, Principal of Zuckerman Law, litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, and other employment-related claims. He is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo, was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” in 2015 and selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® and in SuperLawyers.

Eric Bachman litigates employment discrimination and whistleblower retaliation cases. He can be reached at (202) 769-1681 and [email protected]. Bachman is Chair of the discrimination and retaliation Practices at Zuckerman Law. Previously, Bachman served as Special Litigation Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and a Deputy Special Counsel with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.