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Sexual Harassment

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Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. All circumstances are taken into consideration when deciding if sexual harassment has occurred. If you find yourself a victim of sexual harassment, take these steps to bring it to an end. Be proactive, don’t just shrug off the harassment or ignore it. Take action and seek the advice of your employer so that you can resolve the issue. Let the harasser know about his or her offensive behavior. Though harassment may seem obvious to most people, some are unaware of how their behavior makes others feel and will actually stop once you have explained to them what they are doing. Be direct about their behavior. Keep a written record of all incidents of harassment. In the moments when you feel you are being sexually harassed, write down the date, time, and the details. Protect yourself. If the situation is beyond teasing and general offensiveness to a point where you feel in danger, call the authorities at once. If harassment has continued after you have notified your employer or if the harasser is in fact your boss, contact a sexual harassment lawyer in your area to discuss your legal rights and the litigation options available.

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