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What can you do if you have been harassed

If you are the victim of such an act, call the police and file a complaint. Be aware that the incident must be reported within a maximum of 3 months from the date it happened!!! It is good to have as much evidence as possible, such as witnesses, photos, recordings.

Types of bullying


a) Harassment - the victim is repeatedly stalked, without right or legitimate interest, is watched at home, at work or other places they frequent and thus caused a state of fear.

In these cases, the victim can film the perpetrator (e.g. at work she notices through the window that her ex-boyfriend is waiting for her in front of the building or that his car is parked in front of the building).

She can report to people around her (colleagues at work, for example) that the perpetrator is in front of the building (they can be mentioned as witnesses in the criminal complaint), she can use the video recordings of the surveillance cameras installed at work, in the block where the victim's home is located or by private persons to ensure the security of their own home.

It is necessary to formulate a preliminary complaint in order to hold the perpetrator criminally liable.

Sexual harassment

b) Sexual harassment - repeatedly demanding favours of a sexual nature in a work or similar relationship, if the victim has been intimidated or put in a humiliating situation.

Given the repetitive nature of the crime, the victim can record conversations with his own phone or any other means, in which he is asked for sexual favours or in ways already shown in cybercrime, which is a crime that can also be committed through social networks.

It is necessary to formulate the preliminary complaint in order to hold the perpetrator responsible.

If the victim is unable to gather evidence (e.g. the perpetrator avoids claiming sexual favours when he notices that the victim has the phone on the table or in their hand), the victim can still file a criminal complaint and the police can organise a flagrante delicto (hidden cameras, hidden microphones on the victim).

Harassment is a crime and the harasser can go to jail for their crime.

Harassment is a form of violence that violates human dignity. Harassment manifests itself through various unacceptable behaviours and practices, or threats of such behaviours and practices, whether one-off or repeated, which are intended to cause or result in physical, psychological, sexual or economic harm.

What to do if you have been harassed at work?

Harassment at the workplace is based on unequal relationships of power and control. It can take many forms, ranging from emotional abuse to physical and sexual abuse. Work-related harassment can take place not only in the workplace itself (e.g. at the factory or in the office), but also in work-related settings, such as in transport or accommodation provided by the employer, through online or telephone communication, in delegations or in work-related social activities.

What can you do if you have experienced a form of cyber violence?

In our legislation cybercrime does not exist, but it can take the form of the following crimes, which are committed by means of infoormation and communication technologies (email, social media, internal work chats, etc.): threats, blackmail, harassment (messages received on social media, private or public, that cause fear through their frequency or content), sexual harassment, child pornography, violation of privacy (revenge porn), violating the privacy of correspondence.

Learn more about how you can protect yourself.

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