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Philadelphia Sexual Harassment FAQ
1. Let the harasser know that the behavior is offensive and you want it to stop.
Simply not saying anything to someone who is sexually harassing you will only lead to more offensive conduct. Make clear you find the behavior offensive. Also, if you file a claim, many times the employer or company will argue that you never complained about the behavior.
2. Keep a diary of all the incidents.
You should write down all the behavior that offends you in a diary. Record the date, time and place and the names of any other people who are there. This will help you to remember details if you have to make a complaint. If the sexual harassment is affecting your health, causing symptoms of stress or depression, for example, go to see your doctor. Many times when a claim is made, the employer or company attempts to suggest that there was only one or a few isolated incidents of sexual harassment and that it had no effect on you. It is important to remember details, especially in a hostile work environment claim to be able to show continuous and persistent conduct.