When Should I Consult With An Attorney About Harassment or Discrimination In My Workplace?

Fred Shahrooz Scampato

The answer is and will always be the same – NOW is the time to consult with an experienced employment law attorney about harassment and/or discrimination in your workplace. Here are the main reasons:

  1. Under certain circumstances if you don’t complain about harassment and, instead, decide to resign, you may lose your ability to assert a violation of your civil rights in a lawsuit. An attorney can guide you through this process and ensure your compliance.
  2. If your supervisor is prejudiced against you because of your membership in a protected class (e.g. your race, gender, age, disability, nation of origin, religion, etc…) then that supervisor may be creating a paper trail to make sure that he/she has ample documentary support for his/her prejudice/bias based termination of your employment. An attorney can help you check and reverse your supervisor’s efforts.
  3. An attorney can provide advice about the steps that you can take to alleviate the overwhelming stress and anxiety that you are dealing with at work.
  4. Finally, after you have raised an internal complaint as per your company’s anti-harassment policy, if you find that your employer is trying to discourage you or retaliate against you for raising your sexual harassment complaint, then your attorney can step forward and handle the situation directly through litigation or through alternative dispute resolution means.
Whether you are an employer looking for assistance with employment law issues, or an employee who feels unfairly treated, Fred Shahrooz Scampato can provide you with the benefit of his over twenty years experience in employment law. His goal is to prevent workplace problems from becoming costly litigation. He can be reached at Scampato@aol.com, Scampato@njlaborlaw.com or 908-301-9095. Visit his website at www.njlaborlaw.com.
 

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