Sexual harassment is a crime and it is a major type of harassment to which most of the females fall a prey at their workplaces. This is a direct violation of the Civil Rights law which determines the basic human rights for every living person and so is a crime which is punished by the courts. This civil rights act was passed in order to determine some basic rights for everyone and every living person irrespective of his/her color, cast, creed, designation, race, religion or country. It provides everyone with the protection they deserve as a human being. Sexually harassing other individual comes in may forms and shapes, it may be in the form of coercing someone to serve sexually or making him do this by threatening him/her. Other form exists in the form of touching someone inappropriately and making them feel uncomfortable. All of them fall under the category of sexual harassments.
If either you or someone you from your company or family is facing this workplace sexual harassment at their earning place, then it is important for you to clear your mind about it and the options that you have in order to counter it. You should talk immediately to a senior discrimination lawyer and he will tell you how the civil rights act protects you in this regard. And if you choose this legal way of fighting this battle against harassment, then there are chances that you may also get entitled to the compensation money due to sexual harassment sufferings.
Here is in this article we will clarify some commonly inquired questions about this scenario:
What is legally considered as sexual harassment?
Legally, every kind of workplace sexual harassment cases include the inappropriate and uninvited touching to your body parts or any kind of massaging that stimulates you sexually, sexually aggravating jokes and comments, sexually arousing pestering, sending nude and vulgar photos and videos by email or any social media platform, making obscene gestures, forcefully inviting you to serve sexually, verbal sexual conduct, obsessive staring at your private body parts, stalking and even more. Furthermore, after the latest amendment more new categories such as asking someone to sexually serve you in order to get some extra perks or putting any condition of sexual relationship before getting any job.
Employment law can protect you to such a large extent but all what is needed is a bit of courage from your side and reporting your case to a sexual harassment lawyer either online at any website or by visiting the legal firm personally and then the law will take its course. You maybe compensated for the financial loss too that you had to suffer for being subjected to workplace sexual harassment.