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Speaking out against sexual harassment may be difficult in Texas

Feeling like a victim in any situation can be difficult to handle. Some individuals may want to ignore when someone else carries out unjust actions against them, in hopes that the problems will just go away. Unfortunately, inaction could lead to the problem continuing or even getting worse. Therefore, if Texas residents have been the victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, they may wish to consider speaking out. 

It was recently reported that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, has filed a legal suit against three tour companies in another state. The companies are related, and the issue involves the president of the companies. The case came about due to allegations that the company president sexually harassed male employees. 

The harassment has apparently spanned over the course of a decade. When employees filed claims with the company regarding the situation, those claims went unaddressed. Because of this inaction, the EEOC has stepped in to take legal steps in order to assist the victims of the harassment in rectifying these wrongdoings. It was unclear exactly how many individuals may have been impacted. 

The willingness to talk about such action in the workplace may be difficult, and when complaints are ignored, workers are placed in a difficult situation. Rather than feeling as if they must put up with sexual harassment, Texas workers could take further steps to confront the injustice. Speaking with experienced attorneys could allow individuals who have been the victims of such harassment to have someone on their side and gain more information on their legal options.

Source: legalnewsline.com, "EEOC targets three Hawaii tour companies for sexual harassment allegations", Mark Iandolo, Feb. 22, 2017

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