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What the research says about workplace sexual harassment

Article | Here’s a list of research papers and articles we used in making this site. If you have a paper you want to tell us about, please email it to [email protected]. Thank you! “Why Didn’t She Just Report Him? The Psychological and Legal Implications of Women’s Responses to Sexual Harassment” (1995, Journal of Social Issues) is ...

How to make sense of what happened to you: Understanding the trauma of sexual harassment

Article | UNIVERSAL | When we’re sexually harassed, our bodies and brains can react in ways we don’t expect—and sometimes we end up regretting our response, or judging ourselves for it. In this article, we’ll describe some of the ways people commonly react to sexual harassment, why we react that way, and what can help if you are feeling the effects of trauma.

20 ways to take care of your mental health

Article | UNIVERSAL | Sexual harassment can be really tough on your mental health and well-being. In this article, we’ll share some strategies you might find helpful.

How does sexual harassment affect people’s mental health?

Article | UNIVERSAL | In this article, we describe how the experience of being harassed tends to affect people’s mental health. The choices you can make about how to handle harassment—like staying at work, quitting your job, and/or reporting what happened to someone in a position of authority—all have mental health implications, and we’ll describe those as well. We’ll also give you signs to look out for, to figure out if your mental health is suffering and when to seek help.

Anger: Why we feel it and what can help

Article | UNIVERSAL | It’s really common to feel angry after being sexually harassed. In this article we’ll explore why we feel that way, and what can help us feel better.

How to decide whether to take legal action (and what to expect if you do)

Article | UNIVERSAL | Maybe you’re considering taking legal action against the harasser or your employer. If so, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll explain the pros and cons of taking legal action, the most common grounds on which people do it, and what to expect if you choose to go ahead.

How sexual harassment can hurt you financially

Article | UNIVERSAL | When we think about sexual harassment, we don’t usually think about it as a financial problem. But the truth is sexual harassment can really hurt you financially. In this article, we’ll talk about who gets hurt financially, and how it happens.

How can sexual harassment affect my career?

Article | UNIVERSAL | Researchers have been studying sexual harassment for decades, and have found that being sexually harassed can really hurt people’s careers. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but it’s common enough that you need to know about it. In this article, we’ll explain how it happens and how to recognize if it’s happening to you. Whether you decide to report the harassment, to stay at work without reporting, or to quit your job, we’ll explain how each decision might affect your career.

You’re being sexually harassed at work. What are your options?

Article | UNIVERSAL | When you’re being sexually harassed at work, it can be hard to know what to do, or even what all the possibilities are. In this article, we’ll describe your three major options, and the pros and cons of each. We’ll also tell you who tends to pick each option, and how it works out for them.

How to get paid time off because you’re being sexually harassed

Article | UNIVERSAL | It’s not uncommon for people to end up taking time off work after being sexually harassed. You might just want some time to think. Or, if the harassment has been severe, you may be suffering serious mental or physical health problems. Here, we’ll tell you how to find out what you’re entitled to, and what your options might be in terms of continuing to get paid while you’re away from work.