4 Types Of Sexual Harassment

21 January 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog


Being able to get your job completed daily will allow you to make the living you need to financially survive. However, if you're frequently faced with sexual harassment, this can make life more challenging. It may be in your best interest to rely on the assistance of an employment attorney to help you stop this on the job annoyance. By knowing certain types of sexual harassment that should be reported, this may be helpful to you in this delicate situation. 

Type #1: Inappropriate touching

It can be extremely annoying when you have a co-worker that is touching any part of your body inappropriately. This could vary from simply touching your shoulder to give you a huge hug. 

If you don't want to participate in this action, this is considered sexual harassment and should be stopped.

Type #2: Keeping contact

One you leave your workplace, you normally shouldn't hear from your boss or other workers there. However, if an individual does email you constantly, calls you a lot or even shows up at your doorstep without your consent, this is going too far. This harassment should be addressed and stopped to give you the peace of mind you need.

Type #3: Showing you inappropriate pictures

Any person that approaches you with pornographic photos or videos should be addressed.  This is something that simply shouldn't go on in the workplace at all.  Be sure to talk to your supervisor if this happens to you at any time while on the job or if you've been contacted by email with various links for you to view.

Type #4:  Speaking a certain way

If another person is always using foul language or talking in a sexual way to you while on the job, this could be considered harassment.  Additionally, always asking you out on a date after you've repeatedly said no should be stopped immediately.

If you're being called pet names over and over, such as sweetie or honey can become extremely annoying in a professional environment and should be addressed. This can create a tense working environment and should be avoided.

The bottom line is that you don't have to tolerate sexual harassment in any shape or form while you're at work. The key to getting these issues resolved may require you to take legal action. Be sure to rely on the expertise of an employment lawyer to assist you in doing so!