Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
While many people believe that sexual harassment is primarily overt physical behavior, there are many forms of harassment.
A clear definition of the multiple kinds of sexual harassment has been provided by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which states that these kinds of harassment also include:
- Any language or phrase that is unwelcome, such as innuendos, epithets, sexual invitations, derogatory sexualized jokes, or other unsolicited comments
- Any visual messages or images which subtly or indirectly promote derogatory messages, which could include drawings, photos, emails, posters, stickers, or flyers
- All unwelcome physical behavior, which can include groping, blocking, caressing, massages, sexual interference, imitative simulation of sexual activity, and sexual assault
- Any type of threat, warning, or demand for an exchange of sexual favors in order to keep one’s job or continue in a position
- Any hint or direct suggestion that offering sexual favors will increase a victim’s ability to receive employee benefits or a raise in salary or position
Prohibition of Retaliation
One unfortunate effect of sexual harassment is that it creates an ongoing cycle of fear and dread, as the victim can be anxious that reporting cases of sexual harassment might lead employers to retaliate harshly. As a result, the crime never gets reported and the perpetrator simply continues to extend their unlawful bullying. It is important to realize that in reality, you are protected from any sort of retaliation for either reporting or even complaining about sexual harassment, and that no employer can attempt to punish you for doing what is right.
In the case that an employee is not able to recover payment for sexual harassment, perhaps for legal technicalities, that victim can still receive wages and compensation on account of any mental or emotional stress received due to illegal retaliation by the employer.
Halting Sexual Harassment
The most challenging step of the process is making up your mind to come forward. Do not accept the pain and cruelty of sexual harassment. Instead, let a Tyler sexual harassment attorney powerfully aid you in fighting the unfair behavior of your employer.
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