Sexual harassment in the workplace - this is a tragic reality. It DOES happen and way too often. Many victims don't even report it! On average 87 to 94 percent of people who experience sexual harassment in the workplace DON'T file a complaint. (Source: Training) Just think of how high the turnover rate must be in those types of work environments! As an employer, it's important that you establish a SAFE work environment. Our attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few reasons to hire a sexual harassment lawyer for your business, in this week's blog. If you have sexual harassment at your work, give us a call today. Your first consultation is free. Gibbons Law Firm can be reached at (573) 348-2211.
Reasons To Hire A Sexual Harassment Lawyer For Your Business
YOUR TURNOVER RATE COULD INCREASE DRAMATICALLY
If an employee is harassed at work, they may start to dislike their job and/or work environment. Many times harassment goes unreported, therefore the behavior does not change. This can create a hostile work environment which is damaging for employees. An employee may be more apt to leave the company if they are being sexually harassed while working. You can easily lose a hard worker if they are uncomfortable when they come to work.
THE POSITIVE WORK CULTURE YOU'VE CREATED CHANGES.
If a sexual harassment incident occurs, it can put a damper on the morale around your office. Employees may feel like the work environment isn't a safe place. This can lead to distracted workers, therefore a loss of productivity. A person who experiences a sexual harassment advance may let others know about the occurrence and the unsafe feeling may spread throughout your company.
PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS.
Prompt action is required on behalf of the business owner or supervisor if you learn of a sexual harassment situation. It's important to have a conversation with all involved parties to set the tone for action that will be taken if the harassment continues. Ensure you have an open-door policy for employees to report inappropriate behavior in the workplace. If you do have an employee experience sexual harassment in the workplace, legal advice can help you work through the situation to better protect your business.
Consult With An Experienced Sexual Harassment Lawyer Today!
Sexual harassment is something that should never be allowed! Not only is it clearly bad for morale but the emotional damage can last a lifetime. This is a very serious matter and should not be taken lightly. Now that you've heard a few reasons why it's so important to hire a sexual harassment attorney, give us a call if you have any questions about the process. To hire an attorney, you have to know sexual harassment is happening in the first place. This means the victim has to come forward and that can be incredibly difficult for some people. Make sure you create a safe work environment when employees can feel comfortable coming to you with something as delicate as this. For more information on sexual harassment and how to deal with it legally, give us a call at the phone number listed below. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements.
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