Do you believe that you were sexually abused at work? No one should ever have to suffer through this. Unfortunately, it’s all too common. Should you have been sexually abused while doing your job, there are specific steps you can take. Once you’ve completed all of the steps below, the final step is to reach out to sexual abuse attorney Belal Hamideh. He’s helped so many who have dealt with what you’re dealing with right now, always with sensitivity and discretion. Belal represents clients aggressively and can put that experience to work for you.
The first step is to seek medical attention. Even if you feel “fine,” even if you don’t have any visible wounds, receiving medical attention is the best course of action. It’s entirely possible that there’s internal damage that you may not be consciously aware of. Moreover, you can receive a rape kit from medical professionals. This kit can be utilized to collect valuable blood sample evidence, DNA, and other forms. Additionally, healthcare professionals can put you in touch with those who can help you with emotional trauma, psychological effects, and other concerns you may have.
After Getting Medical Attention
Contact the authorities. No matter where sexual abuse may occur, it is a crime. That’s true if it’s on the job or anywhere else. Reach out to the police. Let them know exactly what happened. Then, if the abuse did occur at work, inform your managers, human resources, and others. It may be extremely difficult, but filing an incident report with your work really can help. For one, it can protect yourself as well as others from those who may suffer further harm due to the actions of your attacker.
After You’re Physically Safe
Once you’ve received medical attention, and have reached out to the authorities as well as your supervisor, the next step is to make sure to surround yourself with your support system. Family members, friends, and those you can rely on. You want to be around the people who will be able to support you through this time. It’s entirely likely that you’ll go through many emotions after your assault: anxiety, depression, frustration, and even disassociation – all of that is perfectly understandable. Having the people surrounding you who support you can help.
Sexual Abuse Attorney Who Can Help
No one should have to work in an environment where they’re abused or even harassed. This happens so much more often than people may think. If it happens to you, you don’t have to accept it. Belal Hamideh can help. Over the years, we’ve taken the cases of so many who’ve been sexually abused or harassed and helped them to receive compensation and damages for everything that they’ve been through. For a free consultation with our workplace sexual harassment lawyer team, you can reach us at (562) 526-1224.