Sexual harassment is a serious matter, and it's more common than many people know. One Trades Union Congress (TUC) report found that 52 percent of women have experienced some form of sexual harassment at work, yet four out of five women fail to report these instances to their employers.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious issue. Many employees are subjected to illegal and unwelcomed behavior at work more often than other people realize. You have rights in the workplace and can take legal action against your employer if you have been the victim of sexual harassment.
Earlier this month, we discussed some issues that employers should consider when responding to sexual harassment claims filed by their workers. When employers respond to sexual harassment claims appropriately and with respect, employees may ultimately feel more confident in the safe nature of their work environments. However, not all employers respond to sexual harassment claims appropriately. Therefore, it is important that workers consider taking a few precautionary steps after they have been sexually harassed.