Guide for Documentation
We created a reference guide so that you can organize your thoughts clearly around the incident(s) that occurred. These are common questions that will be asked if you decide to report. Please store this file in a safe place.
Choose a guide based on the status of your employment:
Find a Lawyer
Check out this list of lawyer directories to help you find a great lawyer in your state (in which the incident occurred):
- Time's Up Legal Defense Fund & Legal Network for Gender Equity
- National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
- Employment Lawyers Associations by State (i.e. CELA - California Employment Lawyers Association)
- Most states have their own employment lawyers association
- Super Lawyers
Sometimes it takes a few different calls with different lawyers to find the one that will best represent you or give you legal advice so don't be discouraged if the first lawyer you call isn't the right fit.
Lawyers have different pricing structures so be sure to ask them about it. If you decide to proceed with any of these lawyers, some will charge an hourly rate, while others will charge on contingency (no charges up front and will only take a portion of anything you settle or win.)
Before the call
In preparation for the call with a lawyer, you can check out these different guides (above) to help you document and think through all the details of your situation.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
To receive immediate help for a case of sexual assault, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.