Regrettably, hard-working employees are subjected to a myriad of rights violations on a regular basis. In some companies, these violations can be especially widespread, while other employees may find themselves singled out as a result of their gender, age, sexual orientation or race. Employees who have been subjected to sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace should be prudent and look into their options, whether this means filing a complaint or taking legal action. Unfortunately, in many instances, these violations are denied, and some employees feel helpless or come to the conclusion that there is nothing they can do.
Whether an employee is sexually harassed by one of their co-workers or subjected to discrimination due to their manager, the parties involved may deny any wrongdoing. This is not uncommon and it should definitely not prevent an employee from standing up for their rights. In fact, it should motivate an employee whose rights have been violated to address the mistreatment. Filing a complaint or successfully holding a violator accountable in court could do far more than provide the victim with financial relief and emotional support. In fact, it could prevent further abuse from occurring within the firm.
There are a number of reasons why these allegations are denied even though those involved know the law was broken. Some companies may want to save face, while others may not want to lose an important manager or pay for the consequences of their actions. Regardless, victims of employee rights violations deserve justice and our law office offers additional information on this topic on our blog.