The Damaging Effects of Sexual Harassment

August 27, 2016 | By Riddle & Brantley Accident Injury Lawyers
The Damaging Effects of Sexual Harassment

Although sexual harassment happens in the workplace, its effects can cast a dark shadow over a victim’s entire life. Unwelcome sexual comments, jokes, slurs, and other conduct can leave a victim with long-lasting emotional damage that is difficult to recover from.

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At Riddle & Brantley, our dedicated sexual harassment attorneys believe that Justice Counts. We understand how far-reaching the effects of workplace sexual harassment can be, and we are committed to fighting for compensation for the pain and suffering you have been put through as a result of a hostile work environment.

When you schedule a free and confidential case evaluation with our firm, we will go over the details of your case and thoroughly discuss all your legal options. Remember, the law is on your side, and so are we. Let us stand up for your rights.

Identifying the Effects of Harassment at Work

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Coping with sexual harassment in the workplace can take a physical and emotional toll on a victim. After all, most people can’t afford to just quit their jobs in order to remove themselves from a hostile work environment ─ and you shouldn’t have to. Yet, many victims feel trapped in a terrible situation.

Some of the common effects of workplace sexual harassment include:

  • Anxiety or feelings of panic
  • Depression
  • Anger or fear
  • Trouble sleeping or nightmares
  • Insecurity, shame or self-consciousness
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Stomach problems
  • Loss of appetite
  • Isolation
  • Higher blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Problems with intimacy
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Thoughts of suicide

If you have been the victim of sexual harassment at work, you should know that you are not alone in this. The compassionate workplace harassment lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have extensive experience helping people like you fight for the compensation you need and the justice you deserve.

Coping with Long-Term Effects of Harassment

When our attorneys are working with victims of workplace sexual harassment, there are some types of compensation that may be easier to put a price on. For example, if you were passed over for a promotion or fired, we can calculate lost wages.

However, trying to estimate the emotional toll this harassment has taken on you can be complicated. Not to mention the long-term effects of dealing with this type of trauma. Depending on the circumstances in your case, you may consider:

  • Enlisting the help of a therapist or counselor to learn healthy coping measures as you heal
  • Joining a support group to learn from others who have been through similar circumstances
  • Exploring options for medication to help with long-term emotional effects

Remember, you should not have to shoulder this burden on your own. You have a right to pursue the full and fair compensation you need to feel whole again. Let our attorneys help you take your life back.

If you are being sexually harassed at work and are struggling just to get through each day, it’s time to put your foot down. You should not have to put up with demeaning or threatening behavior or comments at work. And our lawyers are here to make sure your voice is heard.

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Schedule a free consultation now with our discreet attorneys, and you can trust that everything we discuss will be kept in complete confidence.
With offices in Raleigh, Kinston, Jacksonville and Goldsboro, our dedicated lawyers frequently help workplace sexual harassment victims across North Carolina. We are available to talk whenever you are. Just call or fill out our online contact form to get started.