The workplace should be a professional environment that is free from discrimination and inappropriate behavior. While every individual is responsible for their own actions, companies and their managers have the responsibility to set boundaries and expectations regarding what is acceptable. They should also have clear procedures for reporting unacceptable behavior in the workplace such as sexual harassment.
If you have had to suffer from unwanted sexual advances in the workplace, you will undoubtedly be feeling very distressed, upset and confused about how to proceed. Every experience of sexual assault is unique, but it should never be tolerated. Although you will be aware of the ways in which you were mistreated, it is likely that you will not be sure about how it will be viewed in the eyes of the law.
Even with federal and state laws in place to protect employees, instances of sexual harassment in the workplace are all too common. If you find yourself a victim, it's imperative that you take immediate action to make things right.