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Have you every been sexually harassed at your workplace?

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Harassed yes, but not physically at work. This was at DoorDash. I reported it and it was so egregious with 5-10 others confirming, from what I gather that were interviewed, he was fired within 2 days. Glad the company took action, but it was such a boys club in so many ways that when anyone in the bowl considers employment there I make sure to give them a heads up.

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Glad that necessary actions are taken! Hope you are doing okay now

I’m the only female in the group at work. And each company I’ve worked in, every time I’ve been in the field. Never have I ever had an issue. I’ve been discriminated against as a woman….but not sexually harassed. Honestly if I was I’d have a back up company ready and then I’d go to HR.

I’m an engineering consultant. For 15 years.

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Note to self to stop using the term “feel like I’m being bent over by the client” in case that constitutes sexual harassment

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Issue is they are very British phrases, having grown up there it’s just stuck so it’s hard to unlearn phrases you’ve always said. I’ll work on it for you though.

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Got an email today that said “hard to say no to that pretty face - nice Skype picture I look at it a lot”

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Creepy!

Not sexually harassed, but I’ve personally witnessed deloitte practitioners saying racist things abt either another employee or the client. Surprise: I’m a POC that looks white…. Oh and if anyone ever fears retailiation, look into your state laws bc in my state you can audio record wo the other persons consent. Keeping detailed documentation and being strategic about reporting it is essential. Sad, but you have to protect yourself.

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D and EY make the most racist comments on this app. Sorry to hear it

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Yes. I was an brand new analyst. He was a married manager expecting his first child. He repeatedly cat called me, sent sexually descriptive emails and even tried touching my butt. I told him I’m not interested in as many ways I could. Everyone knew he was a pig, no one did a thing to stop him.
He’s now an MD. I left the firm many years ago because I couldn’t deal with the anxiety that brought.

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Why did you not report him?

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Was publicly groped in front of multiple coworkers during a work event (when I was working as a scientist). Have been harassed, propositioned, etc. more times than I can count (also while in science). It can really suck to be a single woman. Many people see your body as public property. Have actually found consulting to be far less gross than academic science was.

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Stay strong! I hope you are doing okay, though?

Thankfully I haven't, but I know women who have and the system still protects the abuser and not the victim.

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That's exactly what happened to a good friend of mine, and it kills me that we still haven't progressed to the point of real accountability and repercussions for people who violate others.

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Not sexually or physically. But mentally on a daily basis.

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That's bad.. Most people face this.. Don't mean it is okay though..

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No but I’ve been at a table when men openly talked about wanting to sexually harass a women on the client side. Basically saying that it would make her easier to work with but in really grotesque terms. Went to our director about what was said and nothing was done.

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OMG that's horrible; I'm so sorry you had to hear that.

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Yes

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That’s on brand for this app.

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Ugh yes, and it started in my first job. My direct supervisor would overtly look me up and down when I was standing at his desk, and he also kept pressuring me to go to a salsa class with him.

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Did you change the job soon after this experience?

Yup

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Stay strong! What action have you taken against the abuser?

Yep.

Over the years, but primarily earlier in my career, I've been catcalled, had a client make ongoing sexually inappropriate remarks including repeatedly propositioning me despite me being firmly and blatantly unwilling, and had people make inappropriate "inadvertent" physical contact. I've also been the recipient of racially derogatory comments from other minorities, too.

I'm a male POC.

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Sorry to hear that..

Yes - I was SA by a manager. I went forward to HR and reported it to the police. He got a lawyer and had it dismissed. During restraining order he once gave said something as the elevator door closed. I went right to the HR department because he could have said nothing. He was told you see her - walk away. I was harassed by the other women on project at the company. One year after it happened I was removed from project - they didn’t want an EOC case. I worked for another department.

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How unfortunate! Sorry to hear it..

So many times over the course of my life, yes. One of the nice things about getting older is that it happens less now.

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I am glad that it happens less frequently, but it doesn't completely stop. That's unfortunate.

Literally constantly at my former job which was known for being an “old boys club.” It was acceptable and honestly condoned, ignored and categorized as boys being boys. Except that these were grown men acting like buffoons. They’re being sued now and while I would never get involved (despite being asked to provide character assessments of the founders), I pray they get theirs. Losers.

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Honestly glad that appropriate action is taken against them.

At a former job, it was someone I supervised who made sexually inappropriate comments to me. He was much older than me, so I guess having to answer to a much younger woman got to him. I reported him the same day and he was never invited back once our project wrapped.

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It helps to work somewhere where leadership was predominantly women. It wasn't perfect still, but it helped in this instance. Also helped that he sucked at the job.

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Spoken to inappropriately at my workplace

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I pretended like I didn't understand what he was saying, and did my best to not speak to him much.

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Yes by a client

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Sorry. What action did you take?

Once a former boss told me when I came in one morning that he thought my skirt looked really nice on me, how pretty I looked… and then how his mother used to have the same dress and that she looked good in it too. Genuinely not sure if this one’s harassment but I never wanted to wear the skirt again

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If it made you uncomfortable, then yes! It is harassment. Sorry you had to go through that..

COO unzipped his pants and reached down and then pretended to whip out his man parts. Alienated me from everyone after he saw my shocked face. I was lowest of the totem pole back then.

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Your reaction was completely normal. It's better to stay away from such people, even if that makes one lonely.

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