I was recently involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, since it was my first accident, I was scatter-brained and anxious. What I did not realize at the time was that the actions you take immediately after the accident can affect a personal injury case and the outcome of that case. I wanted to find a way to share my experiences and mistakes with other. Since the Internet is so popular, I figured this would be a great way to do so. While you likely aren't planning on being in an accident soon, if you are, hopefully you remember some of the tips I share on this website.
Sexual harassment is a serious problem in many workplaces across the United States. This issue occurs when unwanted contact, behavior, or even just conversation of a sexual nature makes the workplace an uncomfortable, difficult place to be. In some cases, it may even interfere with your ability to do your job.
Unfortunately, many people are not aware of what, exactly, sexual harassment is or if it is happening to them. By knowing the warning signs and indicators of sexual harassment, you can determine whether or not you need to seek help.
Constant Date Requests
Has someone at work recently asked you on a date? If so, this may be against company policy. Different workplaces have different rules about coworkers dating. If your workplace has this rule and someone has gone against it and asked you out, you may want to let the person know that the request is inappropriate.
Even if no policy is in place against inter-office dating, you do have a right to say no to a date. However, if the requests continue after your refusal or make you uncomfortable in some way, then it's probably a good idea to report the matter to your human resources department.
When most people think of sexual harassment, they think of unwanted sexual advances. However, sexual harassment can also involve unfair treatment as a result of your gender.
If someone regularly puts you down, even in a joking way, based on your gender, this could be cause for concern. Perhaps you have been told that you can't do a certain job because of your gender. Or, maybe you have been told that the promotion you're after would be better suited to someone of the opposite sex.
No matter what the case may be, if you have received insults or any unfair treatment due to your gender, this constitutes sexual harassment.
Unwanted Comments About Your Body
Anything that makes you feel uncomfortable is something that deserves further thought and attention. Uncomfortable comments about your body or your appearance, for example, can often constitute sexual harassment.
If someone mentions that you have a nice feature, especially a feature of a sexual nature, or comments on how your clothing compliments your body, it may be construed as sexual harassment.
If you think that you may have been sexually harassed in one of these ways or in some other way, contact your human resources department. You may also wish to contact employment lawyers to learn more about your options and rights.