It’s a common misconception that sexual harassment in the workplace always involves unwanted touching and quid pro quo requests for sexual favors. What many employees fail to realize is that lewd jokes, disrespectful comments about your body, and other smaller actions that add up over time to create a hostile work environment can also be a form of sexual harassment.
What You’ll Learn
Federal and state laws give you the right to be free from sexual harassment in the workplace. You also have the right to be free from a hostile work environment based on your sex, age, race, religion, national origin, gender, or gender identity. In Fight Back Against Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environments, we share:
- How to recognize sexual harassment
- What to say when you confront your harasser
- Why you should report the harassment to your supervisor and the HR department
- How to avoid common mistakes that can damage your claim, such as quitting your job in frustration
- How to gather evidence to support your claim
- The value of seeking moral support from friends and family and professional support from a trained counselor or therapist
The Law Is on Your Side
An employer that fails to protect you from illegal harassment in the workplace can be forced to pay compensatory and punitive damages. Your employer can be held liable whether you’re harassed by a manager, co-worker, client, or customer.
In a perfect world, people would treat each other with respect, and your job performance would be judged solely on the quality of your work—without regard to your sex, race, religion, national origin, age, or disability.
The reality is that we do not live in a perfect world. Some people use their positions at work to satisfy their base desires or try to prove their own worth by denigrating their co-workers. When this happens, our guide will help explain the legal tools that can help you fight back so you can regain control over your life and your career. Fill out the contact form on this page to request your free copy today.