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What steps can I take if I'm being sexually harassed?

Countless women are sexually harassed in California at their workplaces. In fact, this behavior is so common that many women simply try to ignore it and hope that it goes away. The problem is that it usually never goes away and only gets worse.

If you want the person who is sexually harassing you at work to stop the behavior -- and if you want to protect your legal rights -- here's are the steps you should take:

  • Write down every inappropriate comment that the harasser makes, take note of every sexually harassing behavior that the harasser inflicts upon you and -- if there is physical evidence -- take photographs.
  • Save all texts, all photos, all voicemails and all emails that exhibit the person's sexually harassing behavior.
  • Tell the offender to stop and do it clearly and precisely. Assert yourself in this regard and don't be nice about it. Simply be clear, and tell the offender to stop.
  • File an immediate report with the police if you have been subjected to physical or sexual assault.
  • Check your employee handbook to determine the procedure for someone being sexually harassed. Who is the person you're supposed to talk to? Send an email to this person and complain orally to this person.
  • If any retaliation ensues following your report of sexual harassment, be sure to complain about it in writing.

Having carried out the above steps, sexual harassment victims may also want to speak with a California employment law attorney. A lawyer can help you evaluate your situation to determine your legal right to seek financial compensation for your injuries.

Source: The Wrap, "What to Do If You Face Sexual Harassment at Work," Gloria Allred and Christina Cheung, Oct. 05, 2017

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