All employees deserve a work environment that prioritizes safety and respect. Unfortunately, that is not always the case in the fast-food industry, where sexual assault is dishearteningly prevalent. At Crowe, Arnold, & Majors, LLP, we understand the gravity of such situations and firmly believe that no one should endure these violations, especially within the professional sphere.  

If you are a fast-food worker and have experienced sexual assault at work, we strongly recommend you enlist the aid of one of our dedicated workplace sexual assault lawyers.

What Constitutes Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault encompasses a range of non-consensual sexual behaviors. Examples of sexual assault include: 

  • Unwanted physical advances (touching, groping, kissing, etc.) 
  • Coercion or pressure to perform a sexual act 
  • Rape or attempted rape 

From unwanted advances to coercive behavior, each instance of sexual assault violates personal boundaries and warrants legal attention. Knowing your rights starts with recognizing that any form of non-consensual sexual behavior is unacceptable.

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Understanding Your Rights

As an employee, you are entitled to protection from all forms of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Employers have a responsibility to take steps to prevent and correct any form of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, that occurs at work.  

A significant portion of workers who experience these abuses are often young and relatively new to the workforce, which can contribute to uncertainty about their rights and what constitutes acceptable behavior in the workplace. The frequent instances of teenage workers raped by managers underscore the pressing need for workplace safeguards and legal intervention.

Steps To Take If You Have Been Sexually Assaulted

Experiencing sexual assault is a deeply traumatic event and understanding the appropriate steps to take is crucial for protecting your rights and pursuing justice.  

If you’ve been sexually assaulted, do the following: 

  • Get Medical Attention: Seeking medical attention after a sexual assault is not only critical for your physical and emotional well-being, but also establishes a medical record documenting the assault. 
  • Report to the Police: Report the assault to the police as soon as possible. Provide law enforcement with a detailed account of what happened and share any evidence you may have. 
  • Preserve Evidence: Refrain from washing or altering any clothing and items worn during the assault, as they may be critical for forensic analysis and legal proceedings. 
  • Consult with a Sexual Assault Attorney: An attorney can assess the details of your case, advise on the best course of action, and engage in negotiations for a fair settlement. If required, an attorney is prepared to fiercely advocate on your behalf in trial.

Crowe, Arnold, & Majors, LLP, Representing Victims of Sexual Assault

If you have been sexually assaulted in the workplace, it is crucial you know your rights. Under no circumstances should anyone tolerate such misconduct at work or in any setting.  

Choosing our firm to represent you is a crucial step towards reclaiming your rights and holding those accountable for their actions. Crowe, Arnold, & Majors, LLP is here to stand by your side, advocating for you and striving for a resolution that brings the justice you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.