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Signs Of Sexual Harassment

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/29 Dec 2022
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Sexual Harassment Lawyer

There are many signs of sexual harassment, however it can be hard to notice them. They can range from subtle behavior to more explicit actions like catcalling. Whatever types of sexual harassment that you have experienced or are dealing with in the workplace, you have the right to take action. No one should tolerate sexual harassment. If you have been at your work and have been dealing with even just one instance of sexual harassment, you may be able to file a claim and take legal action against the person responsible and your employer. Know how to recognize the most common signs of sexual harassment so that you can take action right away. 

Sexual Comments

If a worker makes sexual jokes or discusses their personal life in a sexual context to another coworker who does not appreciate or welcome the conversation, it can be considered sexual harassment. These types of discussions are not appropriate in the workplace and they can make others highly uncomfortable, especially if it occurs without their consent. If you have been subjected to sexual comments by another coworker, you have a right to file a claim against your employer so that they can face the consequences of allowing the behavior to occur.

Catcalling

Catcalling is the act of complimenting a person walking by in a way that is aggressive or overtly sexual in nature. Typically catcalling happens in public places like streets, such as when a woman is walking down a street and a man yells at her about her looks. However, catcalling can also happen at work. What is problematic about catcalling is that it is done in a way that makes a victim uncomfortable and is done without their consent. If you have had an issue with persistent catcalling at work, you may be able to file a claim. 

Inappropriate Touching 

In the workplace, there is a slim boundary that determines appropriate and inappropriate touching. For instance, hugging and excessive touch can be considered sexual harassment if the person receiving them does not consent and is made to feel uncomfortable, as an experienced Tampa, FL sexual harassment lawyer like one from Hoyer Law Group, PLLC can explain. Once a person has expressed that they do not want to be touched a certain way or are being pressured to consent to unwanted physical affection, they may be able to file a harassment claim.

Unwanted Advancements

Some people who have faced sexual harassment at work experience unwanted or inappropriate advancements by other coworkers or supervisors. While it is not harassment if a coworker asks out another coworker on a date once, it can be if the coworker refuses to take no for an answer. Examples of unwanted interactions include being asked out on a date or being pressured to accept a date, then it can qualify as sexual harassment. 

If you are in need of legal advice regarding a sexual harassment claim, talk to a qualified sexual harassment lawyer for more information.