Enduring sexual harassment in the workplace can have seriously damaging consequences for those who experience it. They may feel shame, embarrassment, and the fear of losing their job if they report it. Unfortunately, when someone reports sexual harassment on behalf of a co-worker, he or she may suffer a similar fate.
A former Uber employee recently claimed he was fired for reporting sexual harassment suffered by several of the women he worked with while driving for the company, which serves as an alternative to taxis and other transit options. The unnamed employee filed a complaint with the California Department of Fair Housing and Employment. He had complained to Uber that one of his female colleagues was being sexually harassed.
The complaint also alleges that the employee had gone to management several times before as well on behalf of other colleagues who had confided episodes of sexual harassment to him. After reporting what he knew to Uber’s human resources department, he was fired.
If you have been fired or suffered any other form of retaliation because you reported workplace sexual harassment, call the Philadelphia sexual harassment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates P.C. at 215-569-1999. You can also contact us online for a free consultation. We promise aggressive representation for your case. Our office is centrally located in Philadelphia and we assist clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.