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Sexual Harassment Archives

Steps to take when sexual material is seen at work

You don't expect to be exposed to sexually explicit material in your workplace. However, despite the policies in place by your employer, some employees may ignore the rules. Should you come across sexually explicit material at work, you need to handle the situation appropriately. The following tips may be helpful.

How compliments can be misconstrued as harassment

Receiving a compliment from a co-worker, supervisor or anyone else at your place of employment should never be an issue. However, compliments could be viewed as sexual harassment in some situations due to various factors that can be misconstrued. Today, we will discuss how compliments can be misconstrued as harassment in your workplace.

Is it inappropriate for a co-worker to ask another on a date?

It is fairly common for co-workers to date each other. Think about it: you work in the same office for 40 or more hours per week. People are bound to develop feelings for each other and want to see how those feelings might evolve if the two were to start dating. Most companies allow relationships in the workplace, so long as they are disclosed to human resources. So, is it inappropriate for one co-worker to ask another out on a date?

Importance of documenting sexual harassment at work

If you are ever the victim of sexual harassment at work, you need to document every single occurrence. Why? Having documentation, or a log, of all the times you were harassed can help build a case against the offender. Today, we will explain the importance of documenting sexual harassment at work and provide some tips for doing so.

Knowing when bantering at work has gone too far

Many workplaces are fun to be at each day, while others are downright boring or unbearable to be at because of the people there. It's not uncommon for employees to joke around with each other during the day, but when does the joking cross a line? Banter is found in almost every work environment. Today, we will discuss how to know when playful bantering has gone too far.

The way you view sexual harassment may impact your case

If you start a sexual harassment case, the way that you viewed the events as they happened could have a massive impact on the outcome of that case. It's not always simply the facts of what happened that define how the court rules, but how you reacted to them.

Sexual harassment can lead to a hostile work environment

Sexual harassment is a serious issue that should never be taken lightly by you, the victim, or your employer. You have a right to work in a safe environment, free from any type of harassment and this includes sexual harassment. There's no reason you should be subjected to unwanted touching, inappropriate comments, explicit pictures or unwanted sexual advances. Sexual harassment can wind up leading to a hostile work environment in New Jersey.

The effects of workplace sexual harassment

Each day you go to work you don't expect to be harassed sexually by your superiors, co-workers, vendors or anyone else you come in contact with during the course of the day. It is illegal for sexual harassment to take place at work. There are laws and other protections in place for the victims of sexual harassment, including those who are not victims but who blow the whistle on those doing the harassing. Below are the effects of workplace sexual harassment.

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