Reporter Diana Falzone claims to have been the target of workplace harassment while working at Fox News. However, she has since settled with the network and signed an NDA. While she cannot speak publicly about her ordeal, Falzone has been providing advice to women who feel they feel they have been harassed at work. The following tips could be helpful if you’re dealing with workplace harassment in Buffalo.
Document even when you have doubts
You may have doubts even if you’ve been directly harassed while on the job. That’s why you should document everything that happens. This includes the time, date, persons involved and what was done. You can check out the Department of Labor website if you are not sure if you are experiencing discrimination. Anything you have documented can be used to support your claims in the future.
Call your attorney before talking to HR
Be sure to consult with a lawyer before talking to the HR department. Legal counsel can explain what to do following an incident of clear discrimination. Your lawyer must look into the case, but you do not want your employer’s HR department to mount their own defense in the process.
What happens if you file a claim?
Employment law and harassment claims should be handled by your lawyer, but you cannot be sure that your story will come to light. Falzone has noted that she settled with Fox News, and because of that she cannot take Fox News to court, talk about her work or the harassment or name the people involved.
You may need to settle to end the harassment and move on with your life. Falzone also says that you need to consider how a long legal battle will impact your health. In her case, she was pregnant, she took the settlement and she tried to move on.
The importance of legal representation
If you believe you’ve been harassed at work, you should document the harassment and consider talking with an employment law professional in Buffalo. After gathering the necessary evidence, legal counsel could help you obtain just compensation to cover the wrongdoings of your employer.