Clients often tell us two things: (1) they want the sexual harassment to stop and (2) they want to make sure that the sexual harassment doesn’t happen again. Often our client’s primary concern is her or his safety and dignity, and the safety and dignity of others.
Sometimes reporting through the employer’s internal process (if it exists) or reporting to the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (state) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (federal) is all that is required to stop the harassment. Sometimes the employer will seriously discipline and/or terminate the sexual harasser.
Unfortunately, many times making a report isn’t enough, and legal action is required to enforce the law.
Each situation is unique, which is why it is important to contact a licensed attorney who regularly practices in this area of law.