In the environment created by the media of today, it can be difficult for victims of sexual misconduct to get their cases heard in a court of law. A victim might feel it is safe to report these instances of misconduct to their employer, but their employer might wind up doing whatever it can to cover up any potential information that could lead to lawsuits. There are ways for sexual misconduct victims to gather the information they need to make their case and get the justice they deserve.
Write It Down
Unfortunately, when it comes to keeping records of your sexual assault issues, you will have to keep them to yourself until you are ready to press the issue. If your company has a form for reporting sexual assault, then get one form and make many copies. Then fill out the form completely after each incident and make a copy of the form. Keep the original and copy for yourself until you are ready to tell your company that you want them to investigate sexual assault. The company is going to be much more likely to comply if they know you have documented information.
In most sexual assault cases, there is one perpetrator who is making life miserable for a victim. You can find miniature recording equipment that you can have with you at all times that you can use to record each encounter with your tormentor. These devices record the information digitally, so you will want to keep a master copy of everything on a USB drive that you can keep in a safe place.
Get Video If You Can
Online spy equipment stores have some very interesting items, including cameras so small that someone could be looking at the camera as it is recording them and they would never know. You might want to try and get one of these cameras and get video of encounters with your attacker to allow a jury to put a face with a voice.
Trying to get a sexual predator on video can be extremely dangerous. If you have any hesitations about trying to get video, then do not try it. If you cannot find a way to get video that significantly reduces the chance that you will be found out, then do not attempt it.
Make Your Case
After you have collected a month or so of evidence, bring copies of everything to your employer and inform the human resources manager that you would like to file charges of sexual misconduct. If the person assaulting you is outside of work, then you should still document everything in writing and audio and bring copies of everything to the police. When faced with overwhelming evidence, people in a position of authority will have to act.
Sexual assault is an emotional experience that victims would rather forget. But if you want to get the justice you deserve, then you need to gather your wits and start collecting the evidence you will need to make your case indisputable. Not only will your case stand up in a criminal court that can get your attacker off the streets for years, but you should also prevail in a civil case where you can get financial restitution for the assault you have endured.