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Spotting sexual harassment in the workplace in Rhode Island

Sexual harassment to this day is still an issue in the workplace. Even with all of the laws in place protecting employees from this crime, people still find it necessary to harass others sexually. Sexual harassment can occur on purpose or innocently, which is when people tell jokes or don't mean any harm by what they say.

When a co-worker or supervisor makes comments related to another person's physical appearance or genitalia, sexual harassment has occurred. This happens more often than not in the workplace, with many people believing they were simply being funny or innocent when they made the comments. The stark reality is that there is no room in the workplace for these comments and they can truly harm others who hear them.

A common way that sexual harassment happens in today's workplace is via email, where employees or supervisors can forward sexually explicit jokes, pictures or videos to others in the office or work environment.

When a supervisor makes a request of an employee regarding sex or going on a date with another employee, sexual harassment is present in the workplace. This is one of the most common forms of sexual harassment at work.

Inappropriate touching that is in a sexual or provocative manner is never welcome in the workplace. These are sure signs of sexual harassment and should be reported to the proper authorities immediately.

If you believe you are the victim of workplace sexual harassment, review the employee handbook issued to you on the first day of work.

Finding an employment litigation attorney in Providence, Rhode Island, who will take your best interest to heart is easy when you look to our firm. We will handle your case like it's our own. Contact us today to begin an investigation into possible sexual harassment at your workplace.

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