Like many, you probably spend a large portion of your time at work, or you did until the pandemic. You may have invested in training or feel invested in the work you do. It’s not unusual to feel unappreciated from time to time. However, feeling undervalued or demoralized for other reasons, such as employment sexual harassment, is not acceptable.
While isolated moments of teasing or nonserious comments are not illegal, it becomes a different story when they occur with great frequency or turn the workplace into a hostile environment.
Employment Sexual harassment can include unwelcome comments, offensive conversations, and sexual advances. Men or women can be victims of sex abuse in the workplace.
If you’ve suffered from a coworker or supervisor’s unwanted comments or actions, you know all too well the undermining effect it has. At the very least, it’s behavior that’s demeaning. At its worst, it can affect your chances for deserved promotions or lead to dismissal.
You might think you have nowhere to turn or that no one will believe you if you take steps to report abuse. One of the things the #Metoo movement has succeeded at is bringing to light the regularity with which such incidences occur, and the ability to turn victims into survivors.
Indianapolis Civil Rights Attorney.
Nugget of the Month
“You have to cherish things in a different way when you know the clock is ticking, you are under pressure.”