How Men Can Deal with Sexual Harrassment at Work

Dealing with sexual harassment within the work environment is something that lots of individuals have to cope with on a daily basis. But what many people fail to realize is that men also have to deal with this on an almost daily basis. But how can you take action when this is happening to you? What about the consequences that you may face if you do take action? The first thing that you will want to do is speak with your human resources department. They will first advise you to put into writing what has been occurring. You may want to do this in the evening at home. This will give you the opportunity to think things over very carefully. You will want your statement to be very clear and exact. If someone witnessed the harassment occurring then it may be a good idea to have them submit a statement in writing as well. Don’t be surprised if they are not willing to sign any statement. Most people are afraid of losing their job so they may not want to get involved in this situation at all.

The key is to remember that you do have rights, even though people seem to think it only pertains to women. Your employer is obligated to take some sort of action if any employee is complaining of sexual harassment in the workplace. There are some rare cases where the employer fails to take the correct action. If this ever happens to you then you should know that you can take legal action against the company. This obviously will put you into an uncomfortable position. Bu you will need to decide which uncomfortable situation you would prefer to be in. The one where you are sexually harassed by your employer or the one where you are taking legal action and no one want s to talk to you. You may also want to prepare for the possibility that you will lose your job. But don’t fret because this type of action is illegal. Although it may take some time you will be compensated for this action.

The bottom line is that you are entitled to have a comfortable work environment, and this does include men. No one has the right to harass you in any way. It may also be a good idea to speak with an attorney so they can make you aware of what type of proof you will need in order to pursue this matter in court. This may include taping the person when they speak to you. But keep in mind that in some states this type of action is illegal, which is why it is important to speak to an attorney first. Remember regardless of what harassment you are dealing with no one will believe you unless you have proof. For additional information you can visit the following websites: www.menstuff.org, www.elinfonet.com, www.secasa.com.au.

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