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More now than ever, women feel emboldened to call out sexual harassment

As sexual harassment and misconduct claims continue to mount against prominent public figures, women in workplaces across the United States are saying out loud, "I don't have to be silent anymore. I don't have to be afraid anymore."

Sexual harassment is never 'friendly'

Allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior in Hollywood have cropped up before, and many times, the celebrity at the center of the scandal is able to brush it off or disappear into quiet disgrace. This time, however, the scandal broke with fury, opening the floodgates to dozens of women who spoke up to allege that film executive Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed, intimidated and or assaulted them.

Know how to recognize workplace retaliation

Did you recently file a report with human resources or your supervisor complaining of sexual harassment on the job? Maybe you reported your boss for illegal practices. Perhaps you refused to condone unethical procedures or falsify company records. Chances are, if the behavior you complained about is company-wide, your whistleblowing did not go over well.