The Me Too movement is growing, and those affected now believe their strength is in their numbers. This movement focuses on raising the preventions and claims against sexual harassment and sexual discrimination in the workplace. The Me Too movement, which has one million members, allows workers to report unwanted sexual behavior in the workplace. People who have been harassed or assaulted by a perpetrator in the office speak up and report the perpetrators.
Even though the laws protect men and women from lewd behavior and unwanted sexual advances, many fear retaliation and choose not to fight back. But with all the media and social media now focused on spreading inappropriate comments, unwanted advances, and physical assaults in the workplace, there is hope that the bad behavior will stop. But in case your mean boss or inappropriate coworker hasn’t yet figured out that sexual harassment is not tolerated, you can help yourself by taking these steps.
Believe in Your Instincts and Exude Professionalism
If you always get “Hi Beautiful” greeting from someone you don’t like at the workplace, you should be more aware. You haven’t done anything to get their attention, and you’re doing everything you can to avoid being together at all costs. Be direct and tell the harasser in no uncertain terms that your improvements are offensive. When interacting with coworkers, keep all discussions Category G. Leave the room before a real party starts to avoid becoming the predator’s target.
Start Documenting Anything Sexually Offensive
If your coworker’s computer screensaver is a naked woman or your boss makes lewd comments filled with sexual innuendo, make a list of everything you hear or see. Note the date and any discussion that humiliated you, and take a picture of their inappropriate screen with your phone. Documenting evidence that reveals “hostile workplace harassment” provides you with legal recourse. Usually, a single incident is not enough to create a hostile environment. You will likely need to demonstrate a pattern of predatory behavior.
Say “No” Loud and Clear
If a boss or ccoworker has harassed you you need to tell them directly that their behavior is inappropriate. If the behavior continues, you should investigate with Human Resources or the person’s supervisor. Be sure to document all incidents. Never respond to incitements. If you’re asking for a well-deserved promotion or raise, but your boss wants to talk about it over drinks, you need to be careful. If at any time your boss insinuates that your work situation could be negatively affected if you don’t accept his or her improvements, that’s valid sexual harassment.
Move to a New Department or Job
If you’ve come out to a sexual predator, but now everyone treats you coldly for spilling the beans, it’s best to cut ties and ask for a transfer to another department. Even if the person who made the sexual enhancements retracts, you will be a pariah to your colleagues, unable to do your job. Shamefully, in some work environments, it is the accuser, not the aggressor, who is ostracized. Show that you won’t be discouraged and find a better position to focus your energy on. Sexual harassment is a type of gender discrimination that The law is predatory, and there is hope that society will stand up to those who experience it so that they no longer have to fear unfair retaliation.…