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How employees who work from home may face sexual harassment

On Behalf of | Mar 14, 2024 | Employment Litigation |

Working from home has many benefits for your business and your employers. You may save money when you don’t need to rent an office space when a majority of your employees work online. Your employees may also work faster and more efficiently when they are in the comfort of their own home. You may even hire employees who live around the country, which can make it easier to hire people for empty positions.

As a business owner, you still need to be wary of sexual harassment if your employees work from home. When an employee works online, they may be easier targets of sexual harassment. Here’s what you should know: 

Sexually explicit photos 

With your employees working online, you and your employees likely communicate often through email and other communication programs. An employee may be sent sexually explicit photos from others. These photos and any added comments are forms of sexual harassment. 

Unwanted comments on social media

Whether an employee works online or in person, they may face sexual harassment on their social media accounts. Many social media sites will share contacts with others. This could lead to a coworker making inappropriate comments on an employee’s photos. 


A lot of information may be found online about your employees. Another employee may use this information to physically and digitally stalk another employee. This can endanger an employee’s life and safety. 

Artificial videos and photos

Artificial intelligence (AI) can lead to sexual harassment. An employee may use AI to produce artificial videos and photos of coworkers in sexually explicit situations or positions. 

If one of your employee’s has made allegations of sexual harassment, it will benefit you to seek legal guidance. 



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