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If you are sexually harassed, what should you do?

If you feel you are being sexually harassed, first of all, do not accept or encourage the coworker or supervisor’s behavior. You don’t have to! It’s not your fault, and reporting it doesn’t make you a problem causer. In fact, if you accept the behavior, or fail to report it, chances are the harassment will increase; if you feel like your space is being violated, just remember that you have the right to feel comfortable in your workspace - after all, you will spend a lot of your time there. If you feel you are being sexually harassed, you should confront the harassment head on; first of all, speak directly and firmly to your harasser and tell him or her that - in no uncertain terms - you will not allow the harassment to continue.