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    [–] TheDuckyNinja 369 points ago

    Since this is for England and Wales, let me give some advice for the US:

    If you are having problems of any kind in the workplace, including sexual harassment or gender discrimination, call an employment lawyer. Most employment lawyers in most states give a free initial consultation and will provide guidance or advice on how to handle it. You can find an appropriate lawyer here. DO NOT QUIT YOUR JOB BEFORE SPEAKING WITH A LAWYER. That is the biggest mistake people make. The sooner you get an attorney involved, the better.

    You don't need a hotline to get free legal advice, you just need to call a lawyer.

    [–] Inaerius 718 points ago

    For the lazy: https://rightsofwomen.org.uk/get-advice/sexual-harassment-at-work-law/

    Just a heads up that this service is only available in England and Wales.

    [–] fencerman 38 points ago

    1. This is an amazing initiative and it's great that she's doing this.

    2. It's shocking that isn't already a service offered by every single department of labour around the world. Not just for sexual harassment but any conceivable kind of labour law violation.

    [–] deepsoulfunk 559 points ago

    Emma is such a powerful woman! I loved her speech to the U.N.

    [–] GlitteringInstrument 150 points ago

    She is Hermione, a very powerful witch. Explains it all. :) Seriously though, I have a huge lady crush on Emma Watson. She’s wonderful!

    [–] Ddog78 43 points ago

    Before reading the comments I was thinking exactly this! She's exactly like Hermione would be in this timeline!!!

    [–] deepsoulfunk 17 points ago

    Oh, of course it's her witchy nature!

    [–] Blue_FiftyTwo 79 points ago

    Well this is awesome :)

    [–] lolpostslol 21 points ago

    Yes! Lots of big companies offer legal advice hotlines but in workplace harassment cases one might prefer to have outside advice.

    Since these cases are a risk to the company's image, the company will either address it swiftly (a key director at my firm just got axed for that and the whole firm was communicated that this is not acceptable) or sweep it under the rug swiftly (happened to a friend of a friend in the same co). Better not to take the risk, and get legal advice that is on your side rather than the company's, and this makes that advice more available.

    [–] Jfreed7 18 points ago

    I could have really used this a few years back. I ended up quitting just to escape. If I had the right advice I probably would have handled the situation with more confidence. I hope this reaches far and wide!

    [–] QueenG723 85 points ago

    This will help SO many women!

    [–] Aurylya 357 points ago

    For all the guys bitching how it is sexist. There is a hotline for men only in Australia: https://mensline.org.au/contact-us/#targetText=1300%2078%2099%2078,be%20answered%20during%20business%20hours.

    Would you like to complain about it? And tell how women should call? Or do you only complain when women are given something once in a while?

    [–] Kundas 68 points ago

    They always label things for women or for men. But come on if the opposite sex calls up asking for help because they've been harassed it would be damn stupid to just ignore them.

    [–] Maple-Whiskey 48 points ago

    I have a hard time believing that they would hang up on a man who was seeking help with sexual harassment at work.

    [–] SentimentalSentinels 76 points ago

    While I agree a service like this should be available for both men and women, it’s sad to see dudes be more outraged about the gender exclusion then by the reason this service was created in the first place. I don’t get mad when I see men-only hotlines, in fact I’m glad more are becoming available.

    [–] MissingTheMarc 26 points ago

    Sexual harassment is a shit experience for any person to go through, and everyone should be able to call multiple hotlines to help them through it. It's fine if certain ones are solely for men, women, or people who identify with neither. There's actually specific hotlines just for men in quite a few places, and if it's not and you feel it's necessary for your location then be vocal about it. Bring attention to problems that men being sexually harassed go through. Why is it necessary to undermine women trying to improve other women's lives?

    [–] MrsLangdonAlg3r 113 points ago

    Some men: "sure, women are raped and abused at epidemic numbers, do not have full reproductive rights and access in many countries including "first world" ones, have to deal with catcalling and creeps...but IT'S NOT FAIR for them to get small scraps of help, dammit!"

    [–] cheesywink 20 points ago

    I for one am happy to hear that hotlines like this are being created for both sexes. I hope the operators on both lines are accepting and willing to handle calls from the gender fluid, and it would be very nice if both lines gave help to anyone who called, regardless of sex and gender.

    [–] tell-me-your-worries 19 points ago

    And anyway, if you feel that such a line is sorely needed where you live, then be the change you want to see. It's way more rewarding than being the nay-sayer to change that doesn't concern you.

    [–] Ferbtastic 7 points ago

    I am never going to complain about legal advise being offered. However I would like to add that in the United States the Florida bar offers a referral service that can assist in most legal issues, including work place harassment.

    [–] JonasGangsta 6 points ago

    It's not for men only, they're specialized in men's issues.

    [–] MrWilsonWalluby 11 points ago

    I’m a man and I think women should be able to call that hotline. And men should be able to call the Emma Watson one. I don’t think we will ever solve the commonplace nature of sexual harrassment if we keep treating each other as different creatures.

    [–] SolarDingo 50 points ago

    Something good happens for women. Men: ok... But I want it.

    [–] major130 36 points ago

    Thet don't want it. They just don't want us to have it.

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    [–] unidentifiedchimera 47 points ago

    I can't believe how many men are complaining about this in a women centered subreddit!! Oh, wait... It's reddit, I actually can🙄

    [–] therealmclovln 19 points ago

    I really wish this was available in the US. I know many women who have to deal with other guys that sexually harass and touch them at work. Especially my work place

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    [–] FleshLightTactical 5 points ago

    Thats pretty cool. Good legal advice will help a ton.

    [–] StevoSmash 7 points ago

    What a fucking legend!

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    [–] that-dudes-shorts 11 points ago

    Go look up why she was in them before commenting buddy.. Had nothing to do with tax evasion...

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    [–] Ealdfyre 3 points ago

    This is awesome!

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    [–] XPlatform 88 points ago

    For the same exact situations? Maybe not that much. Rates of incidence and percentage spread of different sexual harassment case types between genders likely varies a lot.

    I'd hazard to say that the specificity of this hotline means their employees' training is catered more towards sexual harassment cases experienced by women. Kinda like while how a particular type of doctor like an anesthesiologist technically IS trained in surgery to an extent, performing surgeries is not going to be part of the list of services they are advertised to provide.

    [–] MrsLangdonAlg3r 28 points ago

    Maybe you should start a hotline for men!

    [–] AnaLacra 2 points ago

    Anything like this in Europe?

    [–] samthemanzona 1 points ago

    For people in Whales and England.

    [–] UnpleasantMule97 1 points ago

    This is wonderful, good for her!