what about damages

Sexual harassment-I had complained to manager
and supervisor on several occasions. MY concerns
was being approached several high level asking for sexual favors in exchange
for a job promotion.I had refused all offers.My manager suggested tell them no.
My supervisor just looked at me. The other supervisor said ignore him.A week later
a male co-worker contructed a giant phallus and taped
it to a stool erect.A later that day the phallus guy grabs
me from behind and stimulate a sex act.HR investigates and warns him.I then file charges
with EEOC.After my investigated the high level harassment and the concludation I was fire,
and rehire and force to transfer or be fire again.EEOC
issued for cause on the retaliation.Do I need a attorney for the conciliation.

1 answer  |  asked Feb 11, 2002 02:03 AM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (1)

Margaret A. Harris
An Ounce of Prevention

A conciliation at the EEOC is the agency's attempt to settle your claim such that it does not have to go to court. Most employment cases settle at one point or another -- and this could be a great opportunity to resolve the problem once and for all, without the expenses and delays of litigation.

BUT... PLEASE see a lawyer before you enter into an agreement to settle your claim. You need to know your legal rights before you sign them away, and you need to know whatever your responsibilities would be under the agreement. Further, there are a lot of things in these written release agreements that are totally one-sided and could really hurt you down the road.

It's worth it to see a lawyer for an hour or so to make sure you're making a wise decision, knowing all your rights.

posted by Margaret A. Harris  |  Feb 11, 2002 10:41 AM [EST]

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