What are the after-effects of sexual harassment?
August 7, 2012 6:29 AM Subscribe
I recently had to report my supervisor for sexual harassment. Now what?
posted by anonymous to Society & Culture (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My supervisor was completely on-point in the office, but started texting me and calling me after-hours. Sometimes it was related to work, but not urgent, and sometimes it was just random discussion. One comment was particularly bad, I asked him to stop, and he didn't. I asked him to stop again and he didn't, so I reported him. I had to submit a statement, and this person who I was friends with became shocked, angry and now just aloof. The behavior has stopped. He handles issues that I have with polite formality. Now the assistant manager has also become aloof, and all of that makes sense. They don't want me to report them.
My small office environment is very isolated for me now. I don't want this - I want to be a cohesive part of my office. So my question is a two-part:
(1) For anyone who's been in my position, does it sometimes get easier?
(2) I have the option to request a transfer, but doing so may compromise the way I'm perceived by higher-ups in our large company. I'd really prefer this other job anyway, even if the harassment had never happened. What is the best way to ask for a transfer without seeming dramatic?
Thank you in advance.