sexual harassment at work

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Country: United States of America
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I was sexually harassed at work as well as at least 4 co-workers. The harasser was fired this morning and is now going to have his lawyer contact the company we work for. One of the people who was harassed has hired a lawyer but my manager has told me she does not think I should get a lawyer. I feel I should. Is it from a legal stand point better to have a lawyer?

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You could wait to see what happens first; it may be that nothing really happens...that is often the case with these matters...
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