Sexual Harassment and You
The recent revelations about presidential candidate Herman Cain and accusations by four women of sexual harassment by him reminded me of the poor understanding most nannies have of what actions constitute
The focus by the media is usually on physical sexual contact. But, any unwelcome sexual activity or unnecessary or inappropriate physical contact is harassment at a minimum, if not sexual assault. Any pattern of sexual comments, suggestive or lewd questions, lewd photos, pornographic drawings, or X-rated movies can be sexual harassment, especially if these create a hostile or offensive work environment. If sexual demands are a condition of employment or compensation, you can be certain you are a victim of sexual harassment.
Physical contact is not required for harassment to occur. These conditions are clearly enumerated in the New York State Domestic Workers Rights Bill. Please click here to see how to file a complaint if you beleive that you have been sexually harrased while working at your job.
Stop by tomorrow to discuss your charges and sexual harrassment.