Sexual harassment in the workplace has evolved over the years. In the past, sexual harassment occurred when the boss said “sleep with me, or you don’t get the job”. Nowadays, it occurs via email, text, iming, or even on your Facebook web pages.
If you are out on a business trip with your boss and he texts you at 2am asking where are you? Why aren’t you downstairs at the bar drinking with him? That is sexual harassment. If a boss sends you pictures of himself, that you did not ask for and have nothing to do with work, to your phone or email. That is sexual harassment. And please do not think that it only goes one way. Sexual harassment can be a female supervisor harassing a male employee or it can even be of two people of the same sex.
Sexual harassment can now be the small flirtation that a boss or co-worker may do to you at an office party, or a quick IM bothering you to go out after work and grab a drink. If you receive any of these, rather than quickly delete them, you should save them and contact a sexual harassment attorney at the Law Offices of Andrew S. Alitowski.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights posts on their website a list of definitions and important facts for one to review to see if they have been the subject of sexual harassment in the workplace. As listed above, the most common sexual harassment is the hostile work environment setting where you are constantly bombarded by sexual advances, either directly or indirectly, that it makes it impossible for you to work.
If you have been the subject of sexual harassment, please call and speak to a lawyer at the Law Offices of Andrew S. Alitowski at 888-ASK-ANDREW (275-2637) or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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