Sexual Harassment: Get Help
What is Sexual Harassment?
The terms “sexual harassment” refers to behavior by your co-worker or supervisor that is unwelcome, unwanted, offensive, or of a sexual nature. The behavior can be verbal, physical or pictorial and can include offensive sexual email content, unwanted pressure for dates, touching, questions about your sexual or dating life, pornography in the workplace, sexual gestures or comments. These are a few of the forms of sexual harassment. It may also include requests for sexual favors in exchange for privileges at work, which is also known as quid pro quo. For instance, if your boss tells you he will give you that raise, promotion, time off if you kiss him or go out with him or the like. Nearly half of all working women say they have experienced harassment.
What Should I Do If I Think I Am Being Sexually Harassed?
- AAUW: Know your rights!
- Call our Women’s Justice NOW Helpline: (212) 627-9895 Monday-Friday from 9:30 am-5:30pm.
We also respond to all helpline voicemails.
- Call NOW New York’s Sexual Harassment Hotline: (518) 362-7857 The hotline is specifically for those who currently or previously worked in state or local government and have facedsexual harassment
Please find full lists of pro-bono legal resources, support, and services for any individual facing sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination or abuse.
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