The manager that touches the assistant inappropriately...the co-worker who posts sexually offensive photos or jokes...the supervisor who seduces a worker, and then demotes her when she refuses to continue the affair...These are all examples of sexual harassment. If you have been subjected to sexually offensive conduct at work, you have rights.
Sexual harassment at work is explicitly prohibited as a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines sexual harassment as follows:
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature . . . when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
Individuals subjected to sexual harassment at work have many legal protections that can stop the harassing behavior, protect your employment rights, compensate you monetarily for damages, and punish the harasser for his or her illegal behavior.
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