If you are falling victim to sexual harassment in the workplace, it doesn't have to go unnoticed. According to recent studies, over a quarter of women in the UK have been subjected to some kind of harassment in the workplace. Don't fight it alone.

SHAW is here to give you the details you need regarding your rights in the workplace. Being the victim of such harassment can make you feel silly and you may not want to stand up against it, however, it is vital to future generations of women that we fight against discrimination and sexual harassment.

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Kinds of sexual harassment - Sexual Harassment at Work - SHAW

Examples of Harassment include:

  • Demands for sex, sexual favours or sex acts of any description
  • Actual sex acts
  • Actual sex violence
  • Unwelcome touching (whether on top of or underneath clothing)
  • Unwelcome fondling(whether on top of or underneath clothing)
  • Suggestive behaviour, remarks or suggestions
  • Indecent exposure
  • Threats of indecent exposure
  • Indecent suggestions
  • Provocative language
  • Verbal threats of a sexual nature
  • Inappropriate remarks about a persons appearance in an uninvited manner
  • Insensitive jokes
  • Lewd comments
  • Innuendoes
  • Forwarding inappropriate emails
  • Pestering for attention
  • Displays of inappropriate material(for example nude or partially nude posters, calendars, and pictures from newspapers or magazines)
This is an educational website about Sexual harassment in the workplace and how to identify and deal with such problems. If you are in immediately danger or fear for your personal safety then please call the police on 999.