What Are My Rights After Reporting Sexual Harassment?
Once you have made a report of sexual harassment, you have a right have that complaint investigated in a confidential, prompt and fair manner. You should not be required to address the issue directly with your harasser, and you have a right to expect that the company will act quickly.
You have a right to confidentiality in the information you provide in your report. This means it should only be shared as needed to investigate your complaint, and only to the extent necessary.
If the investigation concludes that there was actionable harassment, you have a right to a remedy. Whatever this looks like, you should not be required to go back to working with the same person who caused the problem in the first place.
Whatever the outcome of the investigation, you have a right to be free from retaliation or reprisal for making the report.
Learn more here about reporting sexual harassment in Massachusetts.
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