Sexual Harassment Mediation Utah
Sexual Harassment cases have become more prevalent over the past several years and have taken vast amounts of time and money in formal litigation. Many organizations have created campaigns to raise awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace and hope to bring an end to it. Whether or not these efforts to raise awareness have taken effect, there is still an increasing amount of sexual harassment cases against employers and coworkers.
Rather than put the victim through formal litigation and a courtroom hearing, mediation is a viable option for sexual harassment cases. Mediation is private and protects the victim from public knowledge of the details of their case. There is also considerably less time involved before resolving a sexual harassment case and the cost remains relatively low. Although mediation is strongly recommended for sexual harassment cases, it is completely voluntary and the victim may still pursue formal litigation at any point during mediation.
Mediation for sexual harassment cases can also aid in preventing further sexual harassment by communicating with the perpetrator about the seriousness of the offense. During mediation the case may be found to involve criminal activity and that information will be available to public courts in order to seek justice for the current, past or future victims. No matter what the outcome of sexual harassment mediation is, the confidentiality and protection of the victim remains a priority.
For more information about sexual harassment mediation please call the office of Thomas V Rasmussen (801)484-3000