If you are the victim of sexual harassment, the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix is available to help you.
Sexual Harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when submission to or rejections of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
Steps to take if you are sexually harassed
- Clearly communicate to the harasser that the attention is unwarranted.
- Keep a written record of what happened.
- Talk to other employees if you suspect they, too, have been harassed.
- Report the harassment to your supervisor, and ask that it be stopped.
If your company has an internal complaint system, or if you are represented by a union, file a formal complaint.
Deadline to file a complaint
Charges/complaints must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination. If you’ve missed the deadline you lose your right to file a charge.
Where to call for Assistance
Women’s Coalition of St. Croix 773-9272
Virgin Islands Department of Labor 692-6986
Civil Rights Commission – V.I. Department of Justice 774-5666
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) (212)748-8413