Sexual Harassment Resources

You should be able to feel comfortable in your place of work or learning. If you are being sexually harassed, you can report it to the authorities at your job, school, or local law enforcement. 

What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature in the workplace or learning environment, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Sexual harassment does not always have to be specifically about sexual behavior or directed at a specific person. For example, negative comments about women as a group may be a form of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment interferes with your performance by threatening your job security or becoming an obstacle to effective work.

Although sexual harassment laws do not usually cover teasing or offhand comments, these behaviors can also be upsetting and have a negative emotional impact.

Some Forms of Sexual Harassment Include: 

  • Making conditions of employment dependent on sexual favors
  • Physical acts of sexual assault
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Verbal harassment of a sexual nature
  • Unwanted touching or physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual advances

 

Sexual Harassment PSAs

The following PSAs are based on real incidents of sexual harassment. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harassment, help is available.

 

 

For more information about these PSAs, visit Facebook.com/thatsharassment/.

To learn more about the partnership among RAINN, David Schwimmer, Sigal Avin, and the Ad Council, see RAINN's recent article.

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