EMPLOYEE HARASSMENT

 

The most well-known harassment victims are those who have suffered the indignity of sexual harassment. However, it is a common misconception that you must be a victim of this type of harassment to have a valid claim. In fact, harassment is simply a specialized type of discrimination claim. This means the law equally protects those who are harassed in the workplace on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, or religion as well.

The legal process offers many remedies to try and “fix” the suffering a harassment victim has endured. Of all these however, the most significant for a victim is often the issuance of a special type of court order called an injunction. Such orders can require an employer implement certain policies to prevent the harassment from ever occurring again, demand the harassers stop their conduct immediately, or both. In certain cases, compensatory and even punitive damages for harassment are available if you win, and your employer may be required to pay your court costs, attorneys’ fees, and charges for expert witnesses.

At Garrett, Walker & Aycoth, we will work tirelessly to ensure that you don’t have to continue to suffer a life as a silent (or silenced) victim. You should not have to live in fear of your employer or your harasser when you go to work. We offer affordable representation in such cases and will act quickly and with determination to make your voice and struggle heard by those with the power to fix it.

Call us today at (336) 379-0539 or contact us to schedule an in-depth consultation with our Greensboro Employment Lawyers.

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