Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
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First introduced through the Civil Rights Act of 1964, sexual harassment laws are intended to protect employees in the workplace from being discriminated against and prevent unwanted sexual advances. Sexual harassment laws now include requests for sexual favors from co-workers, verbal and physical harassment, unwanted sexual advances, and even inappropriate emails and text messages. Many times, the harasser is in a position of power, and speaking out against them or rejecting their harassment can lead to retaliation. If you have been victimized by sexual harassment, call the Rasor Law Firm for an aggressive employment law advocate who can protect your rights.
A variety of inappropriate behaviors can constitute sexual harassment, including:
- Inappropriate jokes or comments
- Unlawful touching
- Sexual abuse
- Unwanted conversation about sexual activities
- Indecent gestures
- Requests for sex
- Sexual bribery or coercion
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If you believe that you are a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, it is necessary to follow the official complaint policy of your company. From formal complaints filed with a Human Resources department to directly confronting the harasser and letting them know that their conduct is unwelcome, you often have a variety of options. Depending on the type, frequency, and effect of the behavior, as well as the position of the harasser, you may be entitled to take legal action and claim damages in a court of law.
Contrary to popular belief, the victim of sexual harassment can be either male or female. No matter your gender, if you have been victimized by someone else's actions, it is important to take some form of action rather than ignoring their conduct. You should not have to suffer because of the inappropriate behaviors of another.