Sexual harassment is unwanted, uninvited sexual attention. It is embarrassing, offensive, intimidating and illegal!
Sexual harassment takes on many forms. It can include rude jokes or suggestive remarks, inappropriate staring, embarrassing whistles or similar sounds, insulting remarks about sexual orientation and non-consensual physical contact.
If you’re a victim of sexual harassment at work, know your rights. Write a detailed description of the incident and contact HR right away.
–where it happened
–when it happened (list dates and times of occurrences)
–who did the harassing
–witnesses, if any
–your response (Did you advise your supervisor or management?)
–how the harasser acted in response
It’s often your word against the harasser. Documenting everything is key.