Any form of harassment at the workplace can leave a person in an anxious, difficult and distressing situation. Whether it is mental, physical or sexual harassment. But sexual harassment at the workplace is one of the biggest problems faced by working women all over the world. The #MeToo movement that started in the west and quickly spread all over the world is proof of it. So many women came forward and shared their story of how they were sexually harassed by their boss, or client, or colleague. But what’s next? How exactly do you prevent it? And how can women protect themselves at work?
Impact Of Sexual HarassmentAccording to the PoSH law, staring at the workplace amounts to sexual harassment. Can you recall the last time someone stared at you at the workplace? Bet it made you very uncomfortable and came in the way of your productivity that day. In fact, incidents of sexual harassment are so severe that they can leave a women mentally stressed and physically drained for a very long time. Which is why, sexual harassment needs to be eliminated from workplaces not just to provide a safe and secure work environment but also for employee’s personal health.
- Sexual harassment highly impact a person’s mental health leaving them disturbed.
- An uncomfortable work environment reduces employee productivity.
- Sexual harassment can also lead to physical stress.