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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In the first six months of this year, Ramic noted, there were no reports of sexual harassment at work, although the rate of this type of abuse has not been negligible.
It is just as important for those lining up for Manchester City and Liverpool today, as it is for those watching in the stands and at home" - the Duke of Cambridge in a video message played before the Community Shield football match at Wembley "We are not going to initiate a general election" - Tory party chairman James Cleverly seeking to rule out a national vote this year "Understanding what your rights are, how you can assert them, and the choices you have if you've experienced harassment is such a vital part of creating safe workplaces for everyone, and this advice line is such a huge development in ensuring that all women are supported, wherever we work" - Actress Emma Watson, above, helping launch a legal advice line for those suffering sexual harassment at work
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Or suffered through regular sexual harassment at work?