My boss is making sexual advances towards me. What should I do?

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Sexual harassment at workplaces is a pervasive problem with a devastating impact on employee well-being and performance. 

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Sexual harassment at workplaces is a pervasive problem with a devastating impact on employee well-being and performance. Through the years people have had to struggle to deal with the menace. It may be your boss, client or any other person within the work environment. Sexual advances come in many forms like text messages, gestures and even inappropriate touch. If by any means you think that someone has been making sexual advances towards you, here are some tips on how to go about it.

1.    Confirm

When you have a matter like this at hand, you need to make sure that it is not just some simple misunderstanding. You might as well need to collect your evidence for the case you are building up against your predator.

2.    Talk to the other person

If your boss is harassing you, you have a right to express your thoughts about it. It is a hard step to take more so when they have the power to get rid of you. When approaching your boss on such an issue, exercise caution. Act civil when addressing the matter. Honesty is the best policy.

3.    Seek advice from HR

When you are dealing with such an issue, it is often vital to let the HR know your woes. It is the responsibility of the human resource office to take care of the employees. They will in turn help you by taking the necessary steps to sort out the issue.

4.    Try management

The higher authorities in the office can be of great help to you. Try talking to your supervisor. They can help you navigate through the issues.

5.    Avoid gossip

Do not gossip about sexual harassment in the office. Take the high road and keep the matter to yourself. The fact that the other person is expressing their feelings towards you does not mean that they are a terrible person.


Have you been a victim of sexual harassment at work? How did you handle it?

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    Fredrick | March 23, 2019 13:29

    Such incidences happen on both but most people think it happens only on females but my advise is some different. You might talk to friends or HR and you end up loosing your job. But what you can do talk to him but engage with that person with some who is not part of your organization on humantarian grounds and promise him/her not to harry and tell him you should go to your parents first before going into sexual acts.

    Nicholas | March 23, 2019 11:23

    Tell him to stop

    ROTICH | March 22, 2019 09:58

    say a big no to him and pray to God to strengthen you

    Douglas | March 22, 2019 08:32

    I say NO to that but just remain faithful to your friends and abstaining from it because at the end of the day you won't regret from it.

    Dolphine | March 21, 2019 15:22

    Thanks for the powerful article.

    David | March 19, 2019 14:08

    Thanks for writing about sexual harassment. It happens often, and both men (especially young men) and women (young girls) can be victims. It is wrong and hence there is the need to end it.

    Caleb | March 19, 2019 13:19

    Say NO and let your NO be NO. Do not compromise your life. Life is better than the money you are earning in that organization

    Muhammad | March 19, 2019 00:47

    No I have never been a victim, but again its very unfair and its unacceptable and sorry to those who have ever undergone such an experience

    ezra | March 18, 2019 20:22

    Just report him to hr and if no action taken just walk away...your dignity and reputation outweighs all the money this planet can offer...

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