harassment means aggressive pressure or intimidation.Workplace Harassment is an area that is gaining visibility due to the impact it has on overall organizational culture as well as employee well-being. It is the single most important reason for work-related stress.
Physical Appearance/Behavior: This is an incredibly common form of harassment, where one employee makes unwanted sexual advancements towards another employee. This form of harassment is protected within the Civil Rights Act of 1964 under Title VII. This same clause also protects people against harassment on the basis of national origin, religion and race.
•Disabilities: The American with Disabilities Act protects people who suffer from various ailments from being discriminated against.
•Political Beliefs: An individual cannot be harassed for having a certain political ideology.
confront the harraser
Telling the harasser exactly how humiliating or offending such instances of harassment are is a good idea. Explaining how it made you feel and the impact of their behaviour is important. Document the details of the incident and the need to stop the behaviour on email to the harasser. This documentation seems to be the most effective way to stop the behaviour as there is clear proof of having warned this person.
To report any case or incident, getting as many facts ready as possible is important. These are required to verify and authenticate your complaint as well as to ensure that the harasser knows the type of behaviour that has caused the complaint to take place. There might be witnesses who were present during the incident. If it was harassment via an online medium, there are snapshots that can be shared. Time and place of the incident are also critical to the complaint.