Workplace Sexual Harassment Resources in Massachusetts
It can be hard knowing what to do if you are being sexually harassed at work, or experiencing something you think may be sexual or gender harassment. In addition to speaking with an employment lawyer to better understand your legal rights, here are some additional resources that may help you understand and act on your situation.
Sexual Harassment, Hostile Work Environment, or Workplace Bullying?
Workplace bullying is not (at least not yet) unlawful, but sexual harassment is. For more information, including what behaviors are considered criteria for a hostile work environment, see the following resources:
Advice on How to Handle Harassment With Your Employer
Need Help With a Sexual Harassment Problem?
How to File a Harassment Complaint with the MCAD or EEOC
If you don't have time to get help from a lawyer before the 300 day statute of limitations runs on your sexual harassment claim, you can file directly with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination ("MCAD") or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). There are both federal and state laws against sexual harassment, and you can file with either MCAD (the state agency) or EEOC (the federal agency).
How We Can Help
If you feel that you are the target of sexual misconduct or harassment, or if you are an employer unsure how to handle an employee complaint, we can help you assess the situation, understand your rights and obligations, and make a plan to solve the problem. You can use the button below to schedule a call back from a member of our team, or give us a call at 781-784-2322.