Sexual harassment in workplaces is a real problem. It can happen from one person to another or it can also be a result of an entire work environment. Either way, you don’t have to put up with it. A sexual harassment lawyer from Strianese Huckert, LLP, can help you find out how best to deal with this situation.
Below is a summary of the different forms of sexual harassment that occur commonly at workplaces.
Derogatory comments of sexual nature or based on gender
Women are often the targets of derogatory sexual comments, such as comments about their looks or sexuality. This type of sexual harassment also includes the creation of an environment in which women are not comfortable. If you are experiencing this at your workplace, it is important that you speak to an attorney who can help you protect yourself at the workplace.
Comments about clothing, personal behavior, or a person‘s body
Discrimination can also come in the form of comments about clothing, personal behavior, or a person’s body. For example, sexist statements are examples of this type of harassment. These comments usually come from a supervisor to a subordinate. This type of behavior is also against the law. If you are being subjected to this type of harassment from your employer, it is important to speak to an attorney.
Patting, stroking, grabbing, or pinching one‘s body
Sexual harassment comes in all sorts of forms. If your boss or a colleague is touching you inappropriately, it might be time to speak to a sexual harassment lawyer. This type of sexual harassment can also occur unintentionally but still be inappropriate. An attorney will be able to better advise you on how to handle this type of situation.
Obscene phone calls
Obscene phone calls from colleagues or superiors at your workplace also constitute sexual harassment. If you are being subjected to this type of harassment, you better speak up so that you don’t have to put up with it anymore. A sexual harassment attorney is the best person to help you navigate this type of situation.
Presence of sexual visual material or pornographic material such as posters and cartoons
Sexual harassment also includes the presence of pornographic material at your workplace. These materials are often displayed in public areas for all to see. If these materials are being displayed at your workplace, it might be time to speak with your attorney about what can be done about it.