We hear sexual innuendos all the time – on the radio, in the movie theater, and even in the workplace. Although they can be amusing, they are also a form of sexual harassment. Here are some examples. 1. It’s fun to make fun of yourself or others
It can be funny
While sexual innuendos are often funny, they are also offensive and vulgar. While people might laugh at an innuendo, they should be taken with a grain of salt when you’re talking to others, especially in private. While the humor of innuendos is often a source of comfort, be mindful that they can damage relationships.
It is important to consider the repercussions of using sexual innuendos in the workplace. Sexual workplace communication and behavior may be against employment law and EEOC guidelines. Regardless of any governmental rules, however, human beings will remain sexual beings, and this fact must be kept in mind.
It can be a form of sexual harassment
Sexual harassment can take many forms, but it all has one common goal: to make the recipient feel uncomfortable. It may take the form of comments about clothing, sexual behavior, romantic nature, and physical stature. It can also take the form of repeated requests to have sexual relations. These behaviors can make the workplace a hostile environment and affect a person’s performance.
Another example of sexual harassment is when an employer forces an employee to kiss him or her. This is not always an overt sexual act, but it is still an act that violates the woman’s rights. Other examples include co-workers making unwanted comments about a woman’s body or walking past her office. Even the landlord not fixing the sink because she’s nice can be a form of sexual harassment.
If you feel uncomfortable about someone touching you, say so. Some people get a thrill out of touching you. Some people will even pass it off as innocent behavior, but it’s not. If you’ve experienced sexual harassment at work, you may want to consult an attorney. They can help you stop the harassment and pursue monetary damages if necessary.