We are committed to supporting victims of harassment. It's so important to know your rights.
If you are the victim of sexual harassment, discrimination, or sexual assault - You are not alone. There are resources (nationally and locally) to support your safety, legal rights, well-being, counseling, housing services, food assistance, rent assistance, etc. It's so important to know that's available for YOU. Help is out there. You have access to support. No employer has the right to subject you to harassment or discrimination.
If your civil rights are not being upheld by your employer, there are organizations who have your back. Start here:
You have the right not to be discriminated against, or trespassed on.
The EEOC is a governmental agency that's sole mission is to protect our civil rights. You have the right not to receive less favorable, adverse, or hostile treatment based on your sex, national origin, race, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, or genetic information.
It is an employer's legal obligation to maintain a respectful environment (against poor treatment based on the factors listed above).
"The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. It's time to do something about it." Times Up Now has loads of resources and partnerships. For certain cases, they assist with legal fund support of sexual harassment law suits, but they also have partners who provide support for discrimination as well. You can view their support partnerships here. You can access the form to apply to their legal fund here.
Local (Seattle) and National Sexual Assault Assistance
Every hour of the day, KCSARC has trained advocates ready to help you via its 24-Hour Resource Line. You can get help by calling 888.99.VOICE. Advocates will answer your call, provide crisis intervention, information and referrals, and on-going support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Did you know that there are community services available to you? 211 call centers direct people to organizations wanting to help them. Your community wants to help you.
Monday - Friday (8am - 6pm):
24 hour Crisis Line:
24 hour resource support
also available at: https://www.crisisconnections.org
This is a great resource connecting people with organizations who want to support their community. If you are being harassed, a victim of sexual assault, if you have to miss work, or leave your job, if you are in need of assistance for any reason... There are people and organizations that are here to help you. You are not alone. Let your community assist you.
Not sure where to turn? 211.org is here to help you. Wherever you are, 211 will connect you with resources in your area. Supplemental food programs, shelter/rent/utility assistance, emergency information and disaster relief, education and employment, confidential and safe path out of physical or emotional abuse... They are committed to assisting every member of the community. There is incredible support out there for you.
Remember no employer has the right to continue to subject you to harassment or discrimination. If your civil rights are not being upheld, document everything. Know that you can find another job, community support in the interrim (including financial support), legal support for justice and financial reinbursement for the neglect. You, your fellow employees, and your greater community ALL benefit when wrong doing is addressed. If you are being harassed, be sure to check out this guide from Better Brave to ensure that your rights will be protected. If your employer is enabling a hostile environment, you do not have to stay where you are mistreated. Open your arms wide to the resources around you. You are so powerful.