Q: Do I have a case for sexual harassment at my place of work? Should I lawyer up?
In October a new manager was introduced to my store when the old one moved up. New Manager = NM. Old Manager = OM. NM was disliked from the start due to staring at young, female employees, disregard for personal space, and yelling at the staff. He’s also on thin ice for messing up payroll & other important paperwork. In September, I was working alone with NM. I felt his fingers against my rear three times that day, but I was too shocked/scared to say anything to him. I told OM, who looked at the store footage which confirm my story, then apologized and promised to write it up then have me sign it. It is December and there’s no paperwork. 3 weeks ago, NM brushed my breast twice. I told OM immediately, and all I got was “The owner and I will talk to him.” With still no paperwork, what do I do?
A: Hopefully you kept the tape, or the OM will back up your claim. You should call Human Resources right away. You can file a sexual harassment claim with the Human Rights Commission online and they will perform an investigation. Good Luck!
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