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Facing Sexual Harassment in Idaho? Here’s What You Need to Do!

You go to work to earn money so that you can pay your bills and keep food on the table. You never asked to be the subject of lewd jokes or comments, or to be the victim of sexual advances. If you are facing sexual harassment in Boise, you can put an end to this and seek the justice you deserve by taking some action.

Confront the Offender

Although talking to the person who is abusing you is likely the last thing you want to do, telling him to stop is vital. Not only may it stop the abuse from taking place, but it is advantageous to show that you are not an active participant in what is occurring. It will also show that you asked the offender to stop, if you should go to court.

File a Complaint

If the abuse continues after you have confronted the offender, make an internal complaint with the company. Check the employee handbook or consult with the Human Resources department to learn how to file the complaint. Keep a copy of the document for your files.

File an Administrative Charge

The next step is to file an Administrative Charge with the Idaho Human Rights Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and file a "Charge of Discrimination." Once you file the charge, the agency will notify your employer, and then decide to either dismiss your claim, charge, investigate, request that you and your employer try to settle or mediate the dispute, or take other action. This step must be completed before you can file a lawsuit.

File a Lawsuit

Once you receive your right to sue letter from the agency with which you filed the Administrative Charge, you can file a lawsuit if you wish.

Deciding whether or not to file a lawsuit is often quite difficult, but an attorney can help you decide what to do.

If you’re experiencing sexual harassment in Idaho, we invite you to contact an attorney from the Morton Law Offices. We may be able to help you put a stop to it.

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Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer