If an employee’s sexual harassment complaint against an employer, supervisor, or manager was ignored by management and they feel they have nowhere to turn to for help, they should contact a Minnesota sexual harassment attorney. All too often, employees in various work fields are taken advantage of by those in higher up positions and ignored when they attempt to recognize a harasser for their inappropriate behavior. Although management may ignore an employee’s cry for help, the Minnesota sexual harassment lawyers at Halunen Law won’t.
Ways a Minnesota Sexual Harassment Lawyer Can Help Someone Who Has Been Harassed by an Employer
If an employee attempted to report an employer to their management team for sexually harassing them (e.g. they made unwanted sexual advances towards them) and their complaint was ignored, they can contactHalunen Law for legal help. When the right circumstances exist, an individual may have the grounds to file a civil lawsuit against their employer. In some cases, a civil lawsuit may be brought against the harasser, and in other cases, it may be filed against a business (e.g. Walmart, Target, Google, etc.).
Civil lawsuits that are brought against employers don’t only recognize the perpetrator for their unethical and inappropriate behavior, but they also give the victim an opportunity to pursue the employer or a company for damages. Damages is the legal term that is used to refer to financial relief. Some of the damages a sexual harassment victim may be entitled to recover include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses. Sometimes, individuals might seek therapy or counseling after having gone through a traumatic experience with an employer.
The fact is, sexual harassment can affect a person emotionally, mentally, and even physically. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), a victim might suffer from one or more of the following after having been victimized by their employer:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Panic attacks
- Difficulty concentrating
- Loss of motivation
- Substance abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Sleep disturbances
- Eating disturbances
If an individual is suffering emotionally, mentally, or physically as a result of being sexually harassed by an employer in Minnesota, they should speak with a Minnesota sexual harassment lawyer as soon as possible. Halunen Law does offer legal services to victims of harassment and is ready to help anyone who is looking for assistance with recognizing an employer for their unethical behavior.
Halunen Law can be reached at:
80 South 8th Street, #1650
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 605-4098