Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome physical or verbal advances, requests for sexual favors, and other harassing behaviors. For examples:

 

  • Unwanted requests or attempts at hugging, kissing, or touching

  • Inappropriate comments about your body or appearance

  • Repeated requests or pressure to spend time alone with you 

  • Conversations about you that are sexual in nature

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome physical or verbal advances, requests for sexual favors, and other harassing behaviors. For examples:

 

  • Unwanted requests or attempts at hugging, kissing, or touching

  • Inappropriate comments about your body or appearance

  • Repeated requests or pressure to spend time alone with you 

  • Conversations about you that are sexual in nature

 

Sexual harassment also includes offensive remarks about a person's gender. For example, it is illegal to harass a female employee by making offensive comments about women in general.

 

The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee like a client or customer. The harasser and victim can be any gender. 

 

The law states that harassment is illegal when it affects an individual’s employment status, interferes with work performance, or creates a hostile work environment. However, any incident of harassment (whether or not it meets the legal definition) can cause trauma and harm. 

Daya can help

Daya services for workplace sexual harassment include:

  • Safety planning & documentation

  • Understanding your rights

  • Assistance with making a report including U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaints

  • Legal Advocacy 

  • Counseling 

Resources

For more information call the Daya helpline at (713) 981-7645,

reach out online, or visit the links below:

> Learn More about the TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund

> Filing A Charge of Discrimination

> Workplace Sexual Harassment – AAUW : Empowering Women Since 1881