Sexual Harassment

Speak out: Legal support for sexual harassment

If you are a woman over 18 years who has experienced sexual harassment at work, wherever you live in Greece, the Speak Out service from ActionAid, with the support of Women On Top, is here for you, anytime you decide to use it. 

We will listen to you, discuss with you and plan on next steps for your protection and vindication, by offering free legal advice. You may be in permanent employment or working without a contract -it doesn’t matter. Even if this was an isolated incident, e.g. during a work interview, a meeting, or a business trip, you can talk to us. We will offer you remote legal counselling sessions, of maximum 3 hours in total, where the specialised lawyers on our team will provide advice about your options and the steps you can take. If needed, we may be able to pay for a mediation process or for your legal representation in court. 

Fill out the form you will find here and we will contact you as soon as possible.

The truth about sexual harassment

In Greece, the percentage of women who have faced sexual harassment at work is particularly high, as 85% of women report having experienced sexual harassment that has impacted their personal and professional life. 

According to the law, “sexual harassment is any unwanted verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature with the purpose or effect of violating the dignity of a person, especially if it creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment.”

Sexual harassment may not only be physical, it can also be verbal (written or oral), nonverbal or digital. 

You can read here some of the myths about sexual harassment that should be busted, and read on what men consider harassing behaviour, according to ActionAid’s research.


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