Sexual harassment takes many forms, whether it involves physical contact or inappropriate remarks. However, it is critical for employees to recognize that there are other ways in which sexual harassment occurs. For example, some people decide to take action as a result of sexual materials in the workplace, which is against the law, in some instances.
If you are trying to figure out how to handle the presentation of sexual materials at your place of work, it is imperative to review your rights, analyze what took place (or continues to happen) and determine the best path forward.
Pornographic and sexually demeaning materials
There are various ways in which people are subjected to sexual materials at work. For example, some people are exposed to pornographic material, while others witness sexually demeaning materials that they find very unsettling. These materials often make it difficult for some employees to perform their job duties, causing strong discomfort and even disgust. From calendars and posters to websites and videos, there are many ways in which some employees are exposed to sexual material at work.
Standing up for your rights
If you want to figure out the best course of action following a disturbing incident (such as a manager making you watch pornographic content), it is imperative to look into your legal options. Unfortunately, some people do not realize that this behavior is against the law and others are afraid to step forward because they worry about the consequences of taking action. Please spend more time on our website to read about sexual harassment in the workplace.