In order to protect your rights, you must report sexual harassment to HR or to someone of similar authority. HR will ask you the name of the sexual harasser and the details of the harassment, including whether there are any witnesses or evidence such as emails and text messages. It may be embarrassing since HR will quiz you on whether you had any personal relationship with the harasser, whether you made it clear to the sexual harasser that you wanted the harasser to stop and that it was unwelcome.
It is important that you tried to remember as much as you can, including dates and details. If you forget the incidents, HR will claim that you are making it up. HR will take notes and everything you say will be used to limit your claim. The employer’s justification for requiring you to answer the questions is that it wants to protect you. That may be true, but it is also to minimize the monetary damages that you deserve.
The question you should not answer without a lawyer is what you want other than the harassment to stop. What HR is asking is how much money you will settle for if any. There is no way for you to know that answer without a help of an attorney. I can personally provide the answers you need with no obligation if you contact me.
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