Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment violates both state and federal anti-discrimination laws. It’s a type of sex discrimination that involves unwanted sexual advances and/or conduct. Sexual harassment can generally be put into two categories

Important to Note: It is important to remember that sexual harassment can be committed by someone of the same sex and though women experience sexual harassment in the workplace disproportionately, men can be victims of sexual harassment as well.

Examples of Sexual Harassment

While not inclusive, here are some common examples of sexual harassment:

  • Your boss tells you that you won’t be promoted without sleeping with him/her
  • Witnessing your coworker in the next cubicle being subjected to constant sexual advances from the manager
  • Unwelcome touching, patting, or pinching by your boss, co-worker or customer
  • Being subjected to sexually offensive images in the workplace
  • Being asked by your boss intrusive questions about your sex life
  • Being sexually assaulted in your workplace

Helpful Tip:

Document The Behavior

To help prove your case, it is important you document the harassment (i.e save offensive emails, memos, text messages, etc) and that you follow the reporting system within your company to report the harassment. Of course there will be times when this is not possible, but remember the more evidence you have, the more it will help your case!

Seeking Justice – Your Next Steps

If you know or think you have been victim of sexual harassment, contact Employee Justice Legal Group today for a free consultation!

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