The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix is available to help you if you are the victim of sexual harassment.
Sexual Harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the VI Code, Title 24, Chapter 17.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when submission to or rejection of this conduct 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 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.
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