In today’s workplaces, sexual harassment is an unfortunate reality, yet it’s startling to see how few of these cases actually come to light. With EEOC statistics indicating that only 6-13% of such incidents are reported, it raises a crucial question: What’s causing so many victims to remain silent instead of seeking justice?

Navruz Avloni, founder of Avloni Law and a passionate advocate for social justice, sheds light on the tangled web of societal and professional barriers that silence victims. “It’s more than just the fear of professional consequences; it’s also about the heavy emotional toll,” Navruz explains. “These victims are up against societal judgment, the risk of being put in the public eye, and the worry of being rejected, all of which can intensify their trauma and lead them to choose silence.”