Hey, Saints I wanted to come to you today to talk about a never-ending subject: HARASSMENT. Now seeing celebrities coming out stating how they have “been touched.” I feel this is a subject that needs highlighting. Stars are not the only people getting touched or harassed nowadays. There is no up and down system to who is getting attacked. I know that at places of employment companies hand out employee handbooks about harassment, but I also know some companies don’t want to deal with the issue even though they have rules set in place.
Harassment covers a wide range of behaviors; it’s commonly understood as behavior that disturbs or upsets, and it is characteristically repetitive. In the legal sense, it is behaviors that appear to be disturbing or threatening so this can be someone sexually looking at you, calling you nonstop, bullying you, touching you in ways you do not approve of. Just remember if someone is abusing, insulting, or otherwise harming you on a regular basis, it’s called harassment.
Harassment charges can range from misdemeanor to high level felony charges. In many states, people charged with harassment will receive a higher level charge if they have previously been convicted of harassment, of communicating a threat, or of a domestic violence offense.
Please don’t be scared to speak out against harassment. Remember you are not in it alone and there is always someone out there who has it worst than you.