What should you do if you are sexually harassed at work?

It's a scenario no one wants to imagine, let alone have to deal with in their lifetime, but sexual harassment in the workplace is a very real issue that many employees across Missouri face. If you have been sexually harassed at work, you may be wondering what you can do next.

Forbes offers insight into what you should do if you have been sexually assaulted at your workplace, starting off with having solid records. Any time the harassment occurs, be certain to write down what was said, the time it was said, and the date and even location that the incident occurred at. Writing down potential witnesses may also help. Writing down everything is essential, even if you are the only person witnessing or experiencing it. Collecting evidence is also key, so save any incriminating texts, emails, letters, pictures, and so on.

It's also suggested that you keep your notes in a place that can't be easily accessed. It's possible for the documentation to be destroyed if your harasser finds it, which is a very real possibility if you're being harassed or threatened by a coworker or boss. Once the documentation has reached a level you feel comfortable with, report the sexual harasser at your place of work, which is required by law before you sue them. If that doesn't work, file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which will protect you from retaliation.

While this isn't meant to be taken as legal advice, it might be a good outline of the steps you can look into. Research laws for Missouri and be sure to make the decisions that you are most comfortable with.

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