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STOP – Inappropriate touching


Contact with a co-worker becomes inappropriate when it makes you feel uncomfortable, when it is unwanted, or if it becomes violent. No one should have to deal with unwanted touching in the workplace. Dreading going to work each morning is a stressor that you should not have in your life.

Inappropriate touching can be a form of sexual harassment and it is never acceptable. If you experience inappropriate touching, there are steps you can take to stop it.

  1. Clearly communicate your boundaries: Be clear and firm in communicating your boundaries. Let the person know that their behavior is not acceptable and that it needs to stop immediately.
  2. Remove yourself from the situation: If possible, remove yourself from the situation to ensure your safety. If you are at work or school, consider speaking to a supervisor or authority figure for assistance.
  3. Seek support: Reach out to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor for support. Talking about your experience with someone you trust can help you process your emotions and come up with a plan to address the situation.
  4. Take legal action: If the inappropriate touching continues or becomes more severe, you may want to consider taking legal action. Contact a lawyer or legal service to discuss your options.

Remember, inappropriate touching is a form of harassment and you have the right to feel safe and respected. Do not hesitate to take action to protect yourself and stop this behavior.

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Size - Medium

W18 * L24

Size - Small

W11 * L17