Employers are expected to do everything they can to provide their employees with a comfortable, safe work environment. For all employers, a safe work environment should be one that is free of harassment. Although many employees may feel as though they are treated fairly, and their employer is doing what they are supposed to, there may be others who would disagree.
When employees feel as though they have been harassed in the workplace, they may decide to take action. They will likely first inform their employer of this specific behavior in hopes of them doing something to correct things. But if nothing changes, they may hire an attorney and file a claim. At this point, they may seek compensation.
Harassment is something that can take many forms. There have been many who have claimed that their employer or someone in the workplace has harassed them due to their age, sex, religion and much more. It may be tempting for an employer to ignore a claim of harassment and hope that it will go away, but if you want to avoid being taken to court and possibly having to pay your employee for their troubles, harassment claims should be taken seriously.
There are many things that employers can do to avoid a harassment claim, but that doesn't mean that an employee won't feel as though they have been harassed or treated unfairly in the workplace. When someone comes forth and wants to speak to you about harassment in the workplace, do not ignore the claim. Should your employee decide to take you to court, an attorney from Kisner Law Firm can assist you with your case.