Workplace Harassment in Colorado
While harassment and sexual harassment in the workplace are forms of discrimination, these injustices have their own unique considerations, which makes them worth mentioning on their own. Harassment, of any kind, is a very serious situation which can lead to a difficult work environment. For harassment to reach the unlawful level, the work environment must be offensive, intimidating, or hostile to any reasonable person.
Harassment that could create an offensive, intimidating, or hostile work environment could be caused by offensive jokes, slurs, name calling, intimidation, or other such behaviors. If it is a continuous problem and your company has not taken measures to prevent it, or if it continues after those measures, you have every right to pursue a legal claim. This is typically done through the EEOC.
If this happened to you in Colorado, especially the Nederland or Bloomfield area, please don’t hesitate to contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel T. Goodwin. We will fight for you and do our best to get you the justice you deserve.
How to Build Your Harassment Or Discrimination Case
To increase your chances of winning your case, there are several things you can do. If you are currently being harassed, keep documentation of what is happening. Make sure to write down what happened, on what dates, at what time, and if there were any witnesses. Also be sure to keep that log somewhere safe. If there is any evidence, save it. If you are facing sexual or racial harassment, complain to a supervisor or human resources, unless they are the ones doing it.
If you have been harassed or discriminated against in the past and are looking to pursue corrective action now, try to find witnesses that will vouch for you. If you did save any evidence from that time, make sure your lawyer is aware of it.
Finally, do not sign any legal paperwork from your employer without legal advice. There is a possibility that anything you sign will make it difficult or impossible to pursue a harassment and discrimination charge.