Unfortunately is extremely common for people both in professional and personal contexts to be subject to unwelcome sexual advances. This could be in subtle forms, such as unwelcome compliments in the office, or in much more unsettling ways, such as a manager attempting to engage in sexual activity.
When feeling intimidated, embarrassed or pressured by someone at work, it can feel terrible. But while trying to figure out the best way to deal with the situation, you may also wonder if you are making a big deal out of the situation. When feeling embarrassed about an event, it is likely that you would prefer not to raise any more awareness of the situation to others.
Sexual harassment at work can be a very unpleasant experience, and one that can make employees feel ashamed or embarrassed. You may also feel as though by taking action, you are making a big deal out of nothing. But this is not the case. If you have been feeling uncomfortable at work due to a colleague's sexual advances, the chances are that you have a reason to make a sexual harassment claim.
If you are forced to listen to demeaning, gender-based jokes, your supervisor is demanding sexual favors in exchange for a promotion, or you are suffering from any other type of sexual harassment at work, you may feel helpless. You may believe that there is nothing you can do to change the situation or put an end to the harassment.
Work in fast-paced office environments can often mean that you have close relationships with your colleagues. It may mean that as well as working together intensely, you also enjoy humor, some level of friendship and socializing together. In some situations, colleagues may flirt or act in a way that may make you uncertain of whether they have other intentions.
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You think you've been sexually harassed at work. Your supervisor acted inappropriately. You know that it violated your rights.
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