Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. Stands in Solidarity with the Women of #MeToo
The Golden Globes highlighted the #MeToo movement with protests and inspiring speeches by high-profile actresses. We applaud these women for standing up for justice and common decency both within and outside of the workplace.
#MeToo as a movement has brought to light not only the “whales” like Harvey Weinstein, but also the unfortunate prevalence of more “garden variety” sexual harassment perpetrated by managers nationwide. Most women do not share the same means or status as celebrities when facing workplace sexual harassment. Nevertheless, women (and men) subjected to sexual abuse and harassment at work have options. The American Association of University Women offers an excellent starting resource for initial steps in the event you find yourself on the receiving end of touching, propositions, cornering, sexually humiliating behavior, or retaliation for rejecting sexual advances at work. In Massachusetts the two legal bodies that generally oversee these types of matters are the EEOC for federal claims and the MCAD for claims under state law.
Always, your best course of action is to contact an attorney who can evaluate your unique, personal circumstances. Ellen Messing, Dahlia Rudavsky, Jim Weliky, and Gavi Bogin-Farber stand ready to help empower victims and to steadfastly pursue justice on their behalf.