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Why a sexual harassment case might be challenging

If you believe that you have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, it is very important that you acknowledge and address it before it has the power to negatively impact your career. Unfortunately, many sexual harassment victims in the state of California face retaliation as a result of reporting a sexual harassment incident. It is, therefore, vital that you understand the ways in which the law is in place to help you and protect you.

Where to draw the line with inappropriate office jokes

Banter and joking around can be a healthy form of interaction in the workplace. It is natural to want to have good relationships with our coworkers, and often we relate to people in a more familiar way when we can share a joke with them. However, there is a very fine line between a friendly joke and a lewd one that is very inappropriate.

Reduced hours after making a harassment complaint may be unlawful

While any type of harassment in the workplace is unlawful, unfortunately it does continue to happen in workplaces in the state of California. Harassment is defined as any type of behavior that creates what is known as a "hostile environment" in the workplace. A hostile environment means that you as the harassment victim feel uncomfortable or embarrassed to attend work and to be in the workplace, and you may have difficulty concentrating on the work at hand because of the harassing behavior.

Retaliation after sexual harassment

When you have been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, it is likely that the experience completely changed the way you feel about the workplace you are in. After making an internal complaint about the sexual harassment you experienced, you probably thought that your company would be there for you and do everything they could to remedy the situation. However, many victims of sexual harassment actually suffer retaliation after they made their complaints.

The aftermath of sexual harassment

One of the most difficult times for a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace is the weeks and months after the incidents or the patterns of behavior took place. It has been reported that 75 percent of sexual harassment victims face some time of retaliation, either from making a complaint about the behavior, or turning down the coworker's or manager's sexual advances.

What to do if your coworker is making you feel uncomfortable

Most people have an idea of what sexual harassment is in our heads, and it is usually quite an extreme vision. It might be rape, forceful touching or blackmail. Although these things do constitute sexual harassment, many people do not realize that acts like this are only the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands of people throughout the country that have suffered sexual harassment that do not realize that legally, they can do something about it.

Am I overreacting to sexual gestures in the office?

There are situations in life that can be uncomfortable and awkward. This could mean meeting an ex in the supermarket and feeling awkward when he or she asks you on another date, or it could mean telling a friend that you want to stop hanging out with him or her.

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