By Alison Doyle, Job Searching Guide
Yoli, an unemployed job seeker, describes the harassment in the workplace she was subjected to, “In these nearly 13 years I was verbally, emotionally, physically, and unlawfully abused but I could not tell anyone because I did not want to have my family worry about us and could not afford to lose my job.”
From another harassment perspective, Chima says, “I was accused of harassing employees, but the truth was I was the victim of lies and gossip and when I confronted the gossipers, I was accused of harassing them, although it seems to me I was the one being harassed as a victim of gossip.”
Harassment can not only cost an employee their job, but it can also make job searching difficult. If you were fired like Chima, laid-off like Yoli, forced to resign, or quit because of harassment it can complicate your job search.
Read more: Harassment in the Workplace.