Sexual Harassment in the WorkplaceWritten by Maui Reyes
According to EEOC, 40% of all working women claim to have been sexually harassed at some point in their career. Obviously, sexual harassment, although deemed as taboo and obviously inappropriate behavior, occurs more often than we perceive it to be.
If you or anyone you know has been sexually harassed in workplace, first step is to come forward with it. Report to your supervisor, employer, or to human resources department. Many victims of sexual harassment are afraid to come forward because they fear they will lose their job, won’t get support from their boss, or be labeled as a tattletale. Unfortunately, many women make mistake of keeping mum about these events, which only causes them stress, anxiety, and other emotional feelings that could affect their performance in workplace.
First, make sure you know what kind of harassment you were exposed to. Some examples are being subject of or being told sexual jokes, being stared at in a malicious manner, cat calls/whistles, offensive, derogatory and pornographic materials displayed before you, being cornered or blocked/followed all time, being pressures for sexual activities, or being sexually assaulted.
However, there are other events that are not considered as sexual harassment. Mutual flirting, having consensual sexual relations, and display affection between friends (as long as both are comfortable with their actions) are not considered sexual harassment.
The Importance of Having a LawyerWritten by Paul Hood
Many people are not familiar on how to deal with lawyers. Odds are, they are not sure what they are supposed to do or how much will be cost.
More than just problem solvers, a lawyer can help prevent problems from even coming into fruition. While most people seek aid of these legal eagles only when problems arise, it would be wise to have a lawyer to provide you with all legal you need.
In today’s world, legal issues spring up almost always on a regular basis. Most probably, you do not have time to come deal with all of them. Having a lawyer to take care of all your legal affair is very much welcome and it is one sure way to free yourself from unnecessary headaches. It is very much a good idea to have a family lawyer even if you do not have problems as of moment. A trusted solicitor will be there to take care of things you may have overlooked and can refer you to right people should you need further assistance.
There are times however when you really will need help of a lawyer other than preventing problems. When problem has become a reality, you will need to count on your lawyer’s problem-solving skills.