Preventing Sexual Harassment Retaliation
Sexual harassment should never be tolerated in the workplace and employers should encourage their employees to report any experienced or observed harassment. However, some employers actively punish or discourage employees who report these incidents. Employers who utilize any action to punish those who have reported sexual harassment may be held financially liable for their retaliatory actions. The Austin employment lawyers at The Melton Law Firm will aggressively pursue financial restitution from those who engage in retaliation for reporting instances or patterns of sexual harassment in their workplace.
Forms of Sexual Harassment Retaliation
If someone you work for enacts any actions that negatively affects your employment shortly after you report sexual harassment, they may have engaged in retaliation. Examples of retaliatory behavior include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Unfavorable transfer
- Pay cut
- Removal from schedule
- Poor review or evaluation
Austin employers are under a special obligation to maintain a safe, non-discriminatory work environment for everyone who works under them. With your help, we may be able to prevent your employer from ever retaliating against its employees for reporting sexual harassment again.
Consult with a Lawyer Today
At The Melton Law Firm, our Austin attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of employees from employers who tolerate or actively engage in sexual harassment in the workplace. To discuss the particulars of your case, please call our Austin offices at (512) 330-0017 today.