Harassment at Work
Information on the types of harassment that can occur at work and what you can do if you are being harassed at work.
Harassment in the Workplace
Here is information on the types of harassment in the workplace and how to handle harrassment issues, including filing an harassment claim, interview advice if you've lost your job, and what to do if you have been fired.
Unlawful Harassment in the Workplace
There are a variety of types of harassment that can occur in the workplace. Workplace harassment, whether it be verbal or physical badgering based on sex, religion, or race, is unlawful and also a form of discrimination.
Workplace harassment is a form of discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal regulations.
Sexual harassment occurs in the workplace when unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature affects an individual's employment or work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
Harassment in the workplace isn't limited to sexual harassment. Other actions regarding religion, race, age, gender, or skin color, for example, can also be considered harassment if they interfere with an employee's success or conjure a hostile work environment.
Examples of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of discrimination, and includes any uninvited comments, conduct, or behavior regarding sex, gender, or sexual orientation.
How To File a Harassment Claim
If you feel like you've been a victim of workplace harassment, it is important to file a claim with The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (The EEOC). Before you file the claim, educate yourself to insure that the incident actually counts as harassment. Unlawful harassment includes any incident that interferes with your success at work, or...
Hostile Work Environment
A hostile work environment is one in which unwelcome comments or conduct based on sex, race or other legally protected characteristics unreasonably interferes with an employee’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
Sexual Harassment - Hiring
Sexual harassment can occur in pre-employment hiring when unwelcome sexual advances (requests for sexual favors) are made as a term of employment, implicity or explicity.
Share Your Harassment Story
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