Have you been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace in the past? Does this behavior continue? Rather than continue to deal with this, hoping the problem goes away, it would be in your best interest to speak up.
Here are three tips to follow as you report sexual harassment in the workplace:
- Don’t delay. You should report the behavior as soon as possible, as any delay has the potential to make the situation worse.
- Meet face to face with the person you are reporting the behavior to. This could be anybody from a supervisor to a human resources director. It doesn’t matter who you are discussing the situation with, it is best to do so in person. Leave the telephone and email for other, less important conversations.
- Get an idea of what is going to happen next. It is one thing to report sexual harassment. It is another thing entirely to have your company put an end to this. What steps are they going to take next?
If you don’t get the answers you are looking for, if you are retaliated against for reporting sexual harassment, you may need to speak with a qualified legal team.