Question of the Day: My friend is being sexually harassed at work, despite the company’s “no tolerance” policy. She reported it to her supervisor and there was no response. She’s only 21 and can’t afford to hire a lawyer. What can she do?
Nobody should be sexually harassed at work. Your friend may want to consider reporting the harassment and the supervisor’s lack of response to the human resource (HR) department and/or the supervisor’s supervisor. Outside the organization, she may want to report the harassment to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the police, and perhaps the Attorney General’s Office in her state. She may want to look into legal services for people who cannot afford them through the state or local bar associations and the nearest law school.
Personal Facebook posts can be harassment:
Using the court of public opinion to stop cyberharassment:
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Ruth Carter is an attorney at Venjuris Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona – a firm that focuses on business, intellectual property (copyright, trademark, patents, trade secrets), and internet/social media law. She is also a professional speaker, blogger, and author through Carter Law Firm.
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