Workplace sexual harassment is not a new phenomenon, as men like Weinstein have been and will continue to be around for many years. There are countless stories of men offering money to co-workers in exchange for sex, sexually assaulting co-workers at work and in hotel rooms, sending inappropriate texts, emails, and worse—under the mistaken belief that women want to engage in sexual relations with them based on inappropriate communications.
In fact, it is unlikely there is a single person even remotely interested in receiving a naked picture from their boss, yet it continues to happen again and again. The most troubling thing is, this behavior happens often, regardless of one’s job or boss. To all the men in the workforce: Women go to work to work. Period. They do not want your sexual advances.
Here are some common sexual harassment situations you should refuse and report to HR immediately:
- You are notified you are sharing a hotel room with your boss or coworker on a business trip
- You receive inappropriate texts or emails
- You are offered money to be his/her girlfriend
- You are told you have to have to sex to keep your job
- You are asked to send nude photos
- You are touched or contacted in an inappropriate manner
- Your boss or co-worker comes to your hotel room to discuss "business", especially after a business event where alcohol was served
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Nothing good can come from acquiescing to any such advances, despite what your boss tells you. These real situations happen every day, and if you are a victim, you should speak up and make clear this conduct is not okay. Though generally happening to women from men, sexual harassment occurs from men to men, women to men, and women to women. If you are a victim, we at Shellist Lazarz Slobin LLP want to help.Schedule an initial consultation to speak to a Houston employment attorney today. Call (713) 352-3433.