Most people know what the most obvious kind of sexual harassment is. It involves a supervisor using their authority to coerce a worker, who reports to them, to engage in a sexual relationship.
Your employer is given one opportunity, under the law, to resolve the sexual harassment. Complaining about sexual harassment is protected activity under the law and you cannot-or should not be-retaliated against in any way to making your complaint.
Sexual harassment can be a lot more subtle than simply improper touching, vulgar language, or asking for sexual favors. It can involve “grooming” of the employee by intruding on boundaries which are inappropriate at work.
For example, a supervisor might ask about and employee’s personal relationship with her significant other or ask what underwear she is wearing or what her bra size is. Obviously, all of those questions are entirely inappropriate and they could be regarded as sexually harassing if they are offensive to the employee.
Sexual harassment applies to men and women and can create a terribly hostile environment, to the point where the employee becomes too emotionally disabled to even go to work. It can cause havoc in the personal lives of employees and to the body image and self estimation of the employee who is the victim.
We can help stop the abuse or even look into recovering damages if they can be proven.
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