Regardless of your position or industry, you must always realize you could be the victim of sexual harassment.
This doesn’t mean you should sit around and worry about this unnecessarily. However, if you do find yourself being victimized, it’s critical that you know which steps to take to protect yourself.
Here is a basic outline of the actions to take if you’ve been the victim of sexual harassment:
Along with the above, you should learn more about your legal rights. It’s not always necessary to take legal action, but you may find that you have no choice.
For example, if you file a report with your company and lose your job as a result, you may be able to take action for wrongful termination. This allows you to seek remedies like back pay, reinstatement, damages for emotional distress and a requirement for the company to implement a sexual harassment training program.
It may be hard to imagine being the victim of sexual harassment at your company, but you never know if this could happen to you. If it does, taking immediate action is a must.