If you are being harassed at work, you should tell your employer. If you feel comfortable, you also should tell the harasser that you find his or her behavior unwelcome. You also can talk to a trusted adult or the EEOC.
Retail workers are prone to the same kind of harassment as any other industry. However with constant shoppers and customer interaction, it can lead to aggression verbally and even physically if a customer is displeased. These incidents should be reported.
Healthcare workers are prone to the same kind of harassment as any other industry. However, when caring for patients and dealing directly with families, there is the opportunity for harassment both verbally and physically. These actions should be reported immediately.
QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) workers are prone to the same kind of harassment as any other industry. However, like retail workers, displeased customers could lead to aggression which should be reported.
The laws enforced by EEOC do not prohibit simple teasing, casual comments, or singular incidents that are not very serious. For inappropriate behavior to be illegal, it must be unwelcome or unwanted. It must also be severe (meaning very serious) or pervasive (meaning that it happened frequently).
The laws enforced by EEOC protect you from being harassed by anyone in your workplace. The harasser can be your manager, a manager in another area, a co-worker, or others in your workplace, such as clients or customers.
Retaliation is prohibited. Retaliation is any adverse action taken by your employer because of your having filed a complaint, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation or proceeding involving unlawful harassment. If you feel that your employer is retaliating, further legal actions should be taken.
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