Sexual harassment and assault in the workplace has become a front and center topic.But what exactly is sexual harassment? How do we know a line has been crossed? Sexual harassment is the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks in a workplace or other professional or social situation.
The Nevada Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace. You can file a report with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which allows you 300 days to file a report after the incident. It also protects you from any retaliation after filing that report. The first thing you do is to contact HR, or someone who is able to file a report, after that it is best to contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Sexual harassment in the workplace not only creates an unsafe environment but it can also cause negative emotional impact on the victim. To file a report with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission you can call 1-800-669-4000.