Claiming Sexual HarassmentWritten by Lala C. Ballatan
If you are abiding by your stout decision to pursue a sexual harassment case against person who have violated your rights by forcing his sexual interests on you, then it is but just. However, you might have exhausted all possibilities in dealing with sexual harassment you felt at work. Letís say you have already done things by yourself, by confronting him, or you already have tried asking help in your workplace.
If these informal methods have made no serious impact on your attacker, then itís about time to launch formal approaches that does not only deal with personal honor or company rules and regulations.
Consider filing a Title IX complaint with Office for Civil Rights at U.S. Department of Education. You can go directly to Department of Education in Washington so that you could get more information about this area of law. For a little birdís eye view, however, Title IX covers all students and employees in institutions where there is federal aid or assistance, including financial aid going to institution. In filing such complaint, you need not bother with an attorney. Still, you can file a Title IX lawsuit later if you desire to do so.
Investigations and findings may take a while, though you could speed up process by asking your 2 Senators and Representative to write Secretary of Education. Request that you be kept posted with progress and results of investigations.
Another thing you could do is file a Title VII complaint with your local office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). You could also file with agency in your state that handles fair employment practices. Title VII only covers employees including student employees. The State Attorney Generalís office might be able to find right department for you since state and federal commissions work closely together. An attorney is also not needed, but if you want to go into court to file a lawsuit, ask permission from EEOC.
Reporting Sexual HarassmentWritten by Lala C. Ballatan
There are ways of stopping attacks of sexual harassment, either by yourself or with help of workmates, authorities and by eventually filing a lawsuit. The following ways of reporting sexual harassment incidents may not ideally be in order as weíre going to present it in actual reality. You shall have to discover for yourself best move to compensate for violation of your rights. And to totally stop unwanted sexual advances being done to you.
Common scenario of sexual harassment is at workplace. At very first signs of unwanted sexual advances toward you, try stopping it by directly confronting person. If this isnít successful, go to your supervisor or human resources department for assistance. There may be several informal and formal actions that will be suggested for you and company could do. These options range from contacting your unit or department and informing them of your complaint but keeping you anonymous, sending a letter to your harasser, or speaking directly to them to inform them that their behaviors violate company policy and federal law. He may also need to be informed that retaliation is not way to solve his problem.
You might also be asked by person-in-charge if you agree to an arrangement for a carefully prepared meeting between you and harasser. This confrontation may help you to confront issue. You may also be able to work out some sort of resolution. f you do not want to, however, thereís no law mandating such king of meeting.