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When you are experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace, you have to take it very seriously, even if you’re touched over your clothing because this is also a form of sexual assault. Rely on your instincts and if you feel uncomfortable or you perceive the act as malicious, don’t hesitate to act immediately and stop the person from harassing you to avoid further escalation. Confrontation is the key to stop the person from harassing you. Be specific and blunt, and don’t worry about being rude by looking at the person’s eyes and tell him that what he did was inappropriate.
The first time does make you feel sexually offended or you feel malicious intent with the act, don’t hesitate to shout “Stop!” to make sure others can hear it for extra emphasis, and never dare to apologize or make excuses for the actions of the offender because you are a victim of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Keep in mind that sexual harassment is wrong and illegal, that is why you have to take immediate action. Documentation and reporting is necessary, taking note of the date, time, location, what happened, your immediate action, and the response of the harasser. It is a reliable evidence in case you want to take legal action, and if it ever happens to you again or to someone else at work, you will have a history to refer to. It is important to report any form of touching right away. Don’t be afraid to report all sexual touches and demands. You can already file a legal case for sexual assault if the harasser touched you sexually. Be sure to document the incident in a detailed manner and report immediately to the management. There is a sexual assault committed if you are touched without your explicit consent, and the person aims to obtain sexual gratification even with just mere touching over your clothing.
If you have just been sexually assaulted, it is your right to report and call the police and file a criminal case. Do not allow guilt or desire to protect your attacker to keep you from asserting your rights. Never hesitate to file legal charged because you are the victim, and letting it pass the first time may escalate to worse case like rape, or it can also be done to other people in the workplace or even outside the office. Hire a sexual harassment attorney to help you most especially if reporting the sexual harassment caused being fired or terminated from your job. Federal laws exist to protect employees from sexual harassment in the workplace and you can obtain just compensation for being fired or terminated illegally.