Job Harassment

Types Of Job Harassment And How To Deal With It

Most people hear the term job harassment and immediately think of sexual harassment however, there are many other levels to this term.  Of course, sexual harassment is the most talked about and common issue in the work place but it is definitely not the only one.  Job harassment is so severe in some areas that many local and state governments have specific laws regarding anti-discrimination that prohibits harassment for certain classes of individuals.

What Is Harassment?

Harassment is a broad term that covers a very wide range of behaviors that are labeled offensive.  It is a behavior that has been intended to upset, threaten or disturb someone.  In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed in Congress that prohibited discrimination and became the basis for harassment laws.

Types Of Harassment

 

What To Do If You Are Harassed On The Job

If you are experiencing job harassment of any sort it is important to tell the offender clearly that their attention is not wanted and that you do not appreciate their actions.  Ignoring the behavior will encourage it and you cannot expect all people to know they are doing something wrong unless you tell them.  Just because they should know that they are acting inappropriately does not mean that they do.