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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 report sexual harassment to your employer (ON)

Article | ON | In this article, we'll describe the laws that protect workers in Ontario, how to get ready to report harassment, and how to actually report. We'll also describe some things that may commonly go wrong when people report, and how to handle them if they do.

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.

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.

How to decide whether to quit your job—and how to make that work

Article | UNIVERSAL | If you’re being sexually harassed at work, you might be considering quitting your job. For some people, it’s an easy decision. But if you like your job or need the money, it can be harder. In this article, we’ll help you figure out whether to quit your job, and how to do it in a way that protects your career.

How to decide whether to go public, and how to protect yourself if you do

Article | UNIVERSAL | If you’re reading this, you’re probably trying to decide whether to go public about being sexually harassed. You’re in the right place! In this article, we’ll tell you who goes public, and why and how they do it. We’ll warn you about some of the downsides of going public, and give you tips on how to protect yourself.

How to find and work with a lawyer

Article | UNIVERSAL | You’re considering hiring a lawyer. In this article we’ll explain how to find and choose a lawyer, what lawyers can and cannot do for you, how they normally structure their fees, and what you can do to keep costs as low as possible.

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.