When it comes to workplace sexual harassment, you may not have the first clue in regards to your rights. While most people never have to deal with this type of behavior in the workplace, it may be more common than you believe.
If you want to protect yourself against workplace sexual harassment, it is imperative to know your rights. This often begins with answering a variety of questions, including but not limited to the following:
— Is there more than one type of workplace sexual harassment claim?
— What type of behavior can be considered workplace sexual harassment?
— Is an employer permitted to punish an employee for complaining about workplace sexual harassment?
— Are there state and federal laws in place to protect victims of workplace sexual harassment?
— What is the process of filing a complaint?
— Should you report your workplace sexual harassment claim to the human resources department?
As you can see, there are many questions that need to be answered if you feel that you are a victim of workplace sexual harassment. Collecting more information will go a long way in ensuring that you know your rights as you move forward.
There are times when a person has a feeling that a coworker or supervisor will “cross the line.” There are also times when this sneaks up on somebody. Regardless of the situation, you don’t have time to waste.
Workplace sexual harassment is a big deal, and you should not stand for this. You have legal rights that need to be protected at all times.
Source: AAUW, “Know Your Rights: Workplace Sexual Harassment,” accessed May 05, 2016