How to Cope with Sexual Harassment At Work

Sexual Harassment Lawyer | Los Angeles & California

It is important to remember that every employee deserves to work free from sexual harassment and sexual harassment should never be tolerated. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment, you should not feel responsible or guilty. You may already in the process of taking action to prevent the sexual harassment from continuing. However, sexual harassment is seldom stopped overnight and you may be wondering how to cope with the emotional turmoil caused by past or present sexual harassment at work.

Sexual harassment at work is undoubtedly one of the most emotionally difficult situations any employee can face. The effect that sexual harassment can have on an employee is extensive and can impact both an employee’s mental and physical health. Sexual harassment can often lead to a chain of events, impacting an employee’s personal life outside of work, and their performance in work.

Seek help from a mental health care professional

A qualified mental health care professional can be invaluable in helping you to process the array of emotions caused by such difficult circumstances. You may feel embarrassed to seek help from a qualified psychiatrist or psychologist, but you should not. In fact, seeking help from a qualified psychiatrist or psychologist, with experience in sexual harassment and the emotional difficulties associated with it, can provide you with support and guidance on how to get through this emotionally challenging time and can even strengthen your case.

If you later pursue a sexual harassment claim against your employer, you may decide to request that your qualified psychiatrist or psychologist provide testimony to support your claim. In these circumstances, your psychiatrist or psychologist may testify as to the damaging impact that the sexual harassment had upon you emotionally and this can add weight to your case.

If you are unsure of how best to proceed with looking for support, please feel free to contact us for a free consultation at 800-805-4002.

Victims of sexual harassment may be entitled to compensation even if no employment opportunity has been denied or there has been no actual loss of pay or benefits. If you have been sexually harassed at work, call our office today for a 100% Confidential FREE Consultation.

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