Most people feel that landing their dream job is a cause for joy. Unfortunately, this joy can be short-lived if individuals find themselves facing a hostile work environment. This type of atmosphere can be created in a number of ways, and having to face sexual harassment can easily create an uncomfortable and hostile environment.
It was recently reported that a poll conducted with 824 individuals in New York looked at the topics of sexual harassment and racial relations in the workplace. According to the results, 25 percent of the participants indicated that they have been sexually harassed at work. The poll also indicates that the majority of individuals indicated that this type of harassment was a major issue in the workplace. A specific percentage was not provided for that answer.
When it comes to race relations, nearly 40 percent indicated that the relations were excellent. Another 35 percent stated that they were good. On the subject of unfair treatment, 29 percent of poll takers had faced unfairness in the workplace due to race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. It was unclear what demographics made up the participants.
Sexual harassment and racial issues in the workplace are unfortunately faced by numerous workers. Many of these individuals may not know what their options are for potentially ending the unjust treatment. New York workers who feel that they have dealt with such actions and that their complaints have gone unaddressed may wish to find out more information on their legal options. Filing claims against applicable parties may help them pursue compensation or other desired outcomes.
Source: spectrumlocalnews.com, “Poll: New Yorkers see workplace sexual harassment as ‘significant problem’,” Jan. 15, 2018