Explaining sexual harassment in the workplace, and how to respond

- Harvey Weinstein is just one of many men in power accused of abusing their position to take advantage. Sadly, sexual harassment in the workplace likely occurs much more than we know about.

Women, and even men, find it difficult to report harassment and often fear negative job repercussions if they speak out or report it. It takes a lot of courage to do the right thing, especially when you feel your job might be at stake. People are often unaware that the law affords them protection so that such harassment is dealt with.

Attorney Sabrina Cronin from Cronin Law in Bloomfield Hills joined us on The Nine to tell us more about these laws in Michigan and how they protect employees. You can hear from her in the video player above.

She says if a situation starts feeling wrong to you, begin with looking at your employer handbook for policies that your employer has in place. If there are no policies of reporting incidents, or if you feel like someone is making inappropriate comments to you or in front of you, then it's recommended to start documenting everything. 

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