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Ways To Prove Sexual Harassment At Your Job

by Marie Caldwell

When you go to work, you should not have to worry about people harassing you, saying demeaning things to you, touching you inappropriately, or anything else like this, but it happens. If you believe that you are being sexually harassed at your job, you will need to start finding ways to prove that this is happening, as you will need proof in order to file a case against the perpetrator. Here are some of the best ways you can prove that you are being sexually harassed at your job.

Report it to your manager or boss

One of the most important things to do if you are being sexually harassed is to inform your manager or boss. Many companies have written procedures for filing claims, and you should complete this procedure if your company has one. If your company does not have one, you should still report the problem to your boss and ask what steps they recommend taking. They may suggest writing a report about the incidents that they will keep on file. If you do this, it will be written evidence you can use in your case.

Keep a written log

You should also, on your own, keep a written log of all the events that take place relating to the sexual harassment. You should include dates, times, and details of each incident. You should include any witnesses that saw the event too.

Talk to others in your company

You may also want to talk to the witnesses and other people in your company to find out if they are willing to testify for you or if they have experienced similar problems. Obtaining testimony from others is a great way to prove the events when you file a lawsuit.

Save any written correspondence that proves it

If you happen to have any written correspondence that proves your accusations, this can be one of the best forms of evidence to use in your case. It is rare, though, that a person would have this type of evidence, but it is not completely unheard of.

Find out if the company has video surveillance of the events

One other thing you might be able to do is prove that sexual harassment happened by obtaining video surveillance coverage. If your company has cameras in the building, your lawyer could subpoena the footage to see if it captures any of the harassment.

Proving that sexual harassment occurred is not always an easy feat, but it can be done. If you need help with your case, you should hire a sexual harassment lawyer.