Filing Harassment Claims At A Small Business
If you are a victim of workplace sexual harassment, you may feel your options are limited. You can choose to remain silent and allow the harasser’s targeting to continue. You can take steps to stop the harassment, but you may worry about risking your income. When you depend on your wages to pay for your basic needs, you don’t make these decisions lightly.
Employers who are harassed at small businesses face even more challenges. What if your harasser is the business owner? What if there is no human resources department to handle your claim? In this situation, it may seem that it is almost impossible to seek justice.
At Ace Law Group, our harassment lawyers have practiced employment law for decades. We know how to use Nevada’s statutes to protect vulnerable employees who have been affected by workplace harassment in casinos, hotels, restaurants, bars and offices. We have obtained large settlements on behalf of clients who have been emotionally, physically and mentally traumatized.
Use These Resources To Report Harassment
You may be familiar with our suggestions for documenting harassment at work; however, if you are employed at a small business in Las Vegas, you have other considerations to keep in mind.
These documents, individuals and agencies are resources that can help you determine an effective course of action:
- Your employment handbook or written workplace policies
- Your manager, supervisor or any individuals in positions of authority over your harasser
- The Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC) and Nevada’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
If you work for a business that employs less than 15 workers, you may not be protected by anti-discrimination laws. When you work with our attorneys, we will study your claims, explain how to file a harassment claim and develop an effective legal plan.