FAQs About Harassment Outside The Office
A Salt Lake City sexual harassment lawyer you can trust who knows the law
Are you dealing with a sexual harassment case in Utah involving a co-worker who harassed you outside of the office? Not sure what your rights are or what to do? Talk to an experienced, Utah sexual harassment attorney who knows how the legal system works and can answer your harassment FAQs. Contact the Andrus Law Firm in Salt Lake City.
For more than three decades, attorney Randy M. Andrus and his legal team have been fighting for the rights of people who have been harassed, including throughout Utah. We know the law and can answer any questions you have about your specific case.
Employees need to treat co-workers with respect, whether they’re in the office or off-site. If you were sexually harassed by a co-worker or supervisor outside the office, contact our law firm and schedule your free consultation today. Everything you discuss with us will remain private and confidential. We promise.
What is your question about being harassed outside of work?
- What should I do if I’m sexually harassed by a co-worker outside the office?
- What should I do if I’m sexually harassed by a supervisor outside the office?
- What should I do if I’m sexually harassed by a co-worker outside the office at a company-sponsored event?
- Who should I file a sexual harassment complaint with for an incident outside the office?
- Does my employer have authority over someone who sexually harassed me outside of work?
- What should I do if I’m fired or punished for filing a sexual harassment complaint for an incident outside of work?
- Who investigates sexual harassment complaints involving incidents outside of work in Utah?
- Can I file a lawsuit against my employer if a co-worker sexually harassed me outside of work in Utah?
- How can a sexual harassment lawyer help me if someone harassed me outside of work?
You likely will have several options available to you depending on the circumstances of your sexual harassment case. You can file a report with the local police department, especially if you were sexually assaulted. You can also file a report with one of the two government agencies that investigate most sexual harassment claims – the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division (UALD) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Confused? Simply contact us and we can discuss which approach makes the most sense for your specific case.
This type of sexual harassment case can be very complicated for several reasons. One, the harassment occurred outside of work. Two, the person who harassed you is in a position of authority. Three, your supervisor will likely deny doing anything wrong. As a result, you may be reluctant to take legal action out of fear that you could lose your job. That’s why it’s important to talk with a sexual harassment lawyer as soon as possible. You can speak with attorney Andrus in private and for free. Anything you discuss will remain confidential.
Talk to a lawyer. Work-related functions outside of work still fall under work-related sexual harassment laws. Just because your incident happened someplace outside the office doesn’t mean your co-workers or supervisor can do whatever they want. If you were sexually harassed by a co-worker at an off-site company-sponsored event, you can and should take legal action against your company for being sexually harassed. These cases can be very complicated, so that’s why it’s important to meet with an attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your rights.
Most likely, you will file a complaint with one of the two government agencies that investigate most sexual harassment claims – the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency, or the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division (UALD), a state agency. There are pros and cons to filing a complaint with the EEOC or the UALD. We can discuss them when you meet with Salt Lake City sexual harassment lawyer Randy M. Andrus for free.
It depends. If the incident occurred at a work-sponsored event, the answer is most likely yes. If the incident occurred outside of work someplace else, your employer might try to claim they should not be held responsible or accountable for your incident. Another factor – if the person who sexually harassed you was a co-worker or your supervisor or someone else in a position of authority. Also, did this person have a history of sexually harassing other people at work? Did your company know that? All of these factors can come into play. We can help you explore them as your attorney.
You should take legal action. Most likely, you should file a wrongful termination lawsuit against your employer. Or if you’re demoted, you should file a discrimination lawsuit. Either way, you can anticipate a long, complicated legal battle with your company. They will likely defend their actions and do everything they can to justify firing or demoting you. We can help you take a stand against your employer. We know the law and understand how the legal system works. That’s why we want to meet with you and learn more about your case.
In most cases, one of the following government agencies will likely investigate your sexual harassment complaint – either the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division (UALD) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If you were sexually assaulted, your case will also likely be investigated by the police, since it’s a criminal matter. Whoever investigates your case, it’s important to have a strong, legal advocate on your side. That way, you can make sure your voice is heard loud and clear. Salt Lake City sexual harassment attorney Randy M. Andrus can fight for your rights, every step of the way. Talk to him to learn more about how he can help you.
Most likely. However, there’s a formal process that needs to be followed in order to file a sexual harassment lawsuit. First, you will need to file an administrative charge (which essentially means you have exhausted other legal options) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC will then decide if you have the right to file a sexual harassment lawsuit. We can be there for you throughout this process. That way, we can make sure all the facts are current and that your voice is heard.
Evidence builds strong legal cases. In order to be successful with your sexual harassment complaint involving a co-worker outside of work, you will need evidence that you were harassed. An experienced attorney can gather evidence and build the strongest possible legal case on your behalf. Otherwise, your case might not be taken seriously or dismissed altogether by your employer or the agency investigating your complaint. You have too much riding on the outcome of your case. Talk to our law firm and learn more about your legal options.