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Sexual harassment and PTSD

| Jun 15, 2019 | Sexual Harassment |

When someone is sexually harassed at work, their personal and professional life may unravel in many ways. They may have to step down and find less lucrative work, or they may become stressed out or depressed as a result of the way they have been treated. There are many ways in which sexual harassment manifests in the workplace, and the consequences of this mistreatment can be significant. In some instances, those who have experienced sexual harassment may develop post-traumatic stress disorder, which can disrupt life tremendously. Moreover, some people struggle with PTSD without realizing the symptoms or the cause of this trauma.

If you are dealing with PTSD as a result of sexual harassment that occurred on the job, you may be going through a very hard time. Perhaps you are unable to work as a result of the hardships you are facing, or maybe you have developed a sleep disorder. PTSD can cause serious problems in personal relationships and it may interfere with life in all sorts of ways. Our law office recognizes that multiple challenges that victims of sexual harassment may face, and we believe that sexual harassment of any form should never be tolerated in the workplace.

When someone is trying to recover from mistreatment at work, they may feel voiceless or lack the confidence that is needed to take action. Those who have been sexually harassed or discriminated against while performing their job duties should carefully go over their legal rights as an employee and address the incident(s) appropriately.