Arlington Heights, IL asked in Sexual Harassment for Illinois

Q: My company works in conjunction with several other companies. I was harassed by a colleague at one of those companies.

Should I tell my workplace or file a harassment claim against the other company directly?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Steve McCann
Steve McCann
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The answer to your question depends on very specific facts that are not provided here, such as the relationship with your company, and your company's relationship with the other company that employs your colleague. Before you move forward, I would highly recommend speaking with an attorney individually to answer your questions and discuss the best course of action moving forward. It is in your best interest to notify your workplace first, but the manner in which you do so is strategic, and will increase the value of your case in the future. In addition, many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything to obtain a personalized opinion.

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