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Filing a complaint about sexual harassment might be difficult

Filing a complaint regarding sexual harassment can be difficult for a victim. People who haven't ever been through this type of situation might not realize the emotional toll that it takes on the victim. This is one of the reasons why some victims of sexual harassment might not make complaints right away.

Protocol for handling sexual harassment must be established

All employers should have established protocol for reports regarding harassment or discrimination. While many of these cases can simply be reported to a designated person, this isn't the case for sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment is reprehensible -- take action immediately

You go to work to earn a paycheck. You shouldn't have to deal with reprehensible behaviors like sexual harassment when you are at work. If you are subjected to sexual harassment, your priority needs to be protecting yourself. Once you make sure that you aren't in danger, you can explore the options that you have to address the issue.

Immediate action is necessary if you are sexually harassed

In today's world, employees can't be too careful when it comes to combating sexual harassment. It seems like there is always news of some type of sexual abuse or harassment scandal. Many people are standing up to let these alleged harassers know that behavior like that is unacceptable. More importantly, the question should be what employers are doing to prevent this time of atrocious behavior.

The spotlight is on sexual harassment in all varieties

Anyone who watches the news these days is well aware of the surge of sexual harassment complaints that is hitting Hollywood and politics right now. It seems as though people you never thought would do those sorts of things have been doing them. As tragic as this is, there is a silver lining of sorts to the situation. There is an increased awareness about the various forms of sexual harassment.

Employers should answer sexual harassment complaints seriously

One of the last things that you want to deal with when you make a complaint about sexual harassment is having to deal with an employer who isn't taking you seriously. There are several things that employers might do that let you know they aren't taking your complaint in the manner they should.

Lactating mothers should know their rights for pumping at work

New mothers who are breastfeeding a baby shouldn't have to choose between feeding their baby and going back to work. Fortunately, workers in California have special laws that protect them from having to make this choice.

Just say no to sexual harassment without fear of retaliation

Sexual harassment in the workplace is forbidden by law. There aren't escape clauses in those laws that make these apprehensible actions acceptable. With this in mind, you should feel free to alert your employer that the sexual harassment occurred. Unfortunately, some people don't feel free to make these reports because they fear that they will be retaliated against.

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