What to do about sexual harassment?

My boss is alway hugging me( touching me arm, cheek, shoulder, and leg). He is also touching his private part when he is talking to me is that sexual harassment?

Asked on September 7, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country as well as federal law, sexual harassment is any conduct by a third person sexual in nature that is offensive and/or unwanted to the person viewing/seeing/hearing such. From what you have written, your boss' conduct is a form of sexual harassment.

I suggest that you speak with your office's human resources department about the situation you are writing about to document it. If the problem you are having does not get immediately remedied, then you need to consult with an employment attorney and/or make a complaint with your local department of labor.


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