Frequently asked questions
If an employee is sexually harassed n the workplace what procedure should be followed?
It is important to tell the offender that you do not accept his behavior. Many people do not realize that their behavior is unwanted and quit as soon as it is said directly. If this does not help, talk to others about your situation such as your immediate supervisor.
If talking does not help, you can file a complaint. More and more companies have a special complaints procedure for sexual harassment. If that is not there, you can also file a complaint with your supervisor, to human resources, the management, the board, or your company. Then an investigation is often started.
You can take your complaint about your employer to the College of Human Rights. Your employer is obliged to protect you against sexual harassment. If the judge suspects that there is sexual harassment, your employer must show that your complaint is unfounded. For example, he must prove that he has done enough to prevent sexual harassment. If you do not want to sue your employer, but the person who is guilty of sexual harassment, you can take him/her to court. Also, you can sue your employer. For information and advice you can be assisted/represented by a legal adviser or a lawyer.
If you get sexually assaulted at work you must also file a complaint with the police. This is a criminal offense. For information and support, you can contact Victim Support Netherlands.
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