Sexual Harassment and the Law
Let's dive into Strategy 1: Law.
Whether or not you are asking in the back of your mind, “Do I have a legal case?” it will help you to have an understanding of what the law can do for you – and what it can’t – in order to end harassment in your life for good. Because I don’t know your story, and I may not work in your state, this is not legal advice. This is a very, very rough description of how the law works federally and in many states and what it protects. Protections around discrimination are different from state to state and country to country, so it is very important to talk to a local attorney about how the law applies to your situation before you do anything that might affect a legal claim. I want what I’m telling you to help you and not hurt you, so please take this seriously.
If you don’t know a local attorney, I will find one for you. That is how seriously I take this. Just send me an email at Meredith@ErisResolution.com, include a very brief description of what is going on with you, and let me know where you live. If I can’t help you, I will help you find someone who can.
Criminal Versus Civil
The law is broken up into two parts: criminal and civil. Criminal law deals with people’s freedom. If you break a crimina