It Is illegal to sexually harass someone in the workplace. This is very simple. Someone who is in a position of power cannot use that position to treat their employees unfairly. Co-workers also are not allowed to harass someone simply based on their gender or anything...
Can an employer retaliate if you complain about sexual harassment?
You shouldn’t let anyone tell you that sexual harassment in the workplace is a thing of the past. Your boss may make unwanted comments about your appearance. They may touch you inappropriately. They may repeatedly text you during your time off, asking personal...
Employers should protect you from customer or client harassment
Sexual harassment is a serious issue that limits the success of certain individuals through no fault of their own. Someone facing unwanted advances from a supervisor or co-worker will typically have a way to report that misconduct and protect themselves. This can be...
Deep-seated beliefs about gender roles can lead to workplace discrimination
There are many potential reasons for sexual harassment in the workplace. For one thing, one person could actually be interested in a romantic relationship with a coworker and unable to accept that the feelings aren’t mutual. Or it could be an attempt by someone in...
No, you don’t have to put up with sexual harassment at work
Sexual harassment is a problem that both men and women face in the workplace. While someone might find it flattering to have someone ask them out or make a pass at them once, continuing to do so after being refused constitutes a real problem. In a work environment,...
Men deserve protection against sexual harassment at work, too
While many men won’t come out and say so, the truth is that they are sometimes victims of sexual harassment on the job. It’s less likely for a man to report sexual harassment than a woman, but that is largely because of a misplaced sense that they will be mocked or...
Harvey Weinstein lawsuit settlement announced in New York
If you have followed the Harvey Weinstein lawsuits, then you may be interested in knowing that an agreement has been made. Two cases are to be settled for close to $19 million. The attorneys speaking for six of the women involved in those cases stated that the...
The problem with workplace sexual harassment training
A recent report suggests that sexual harassment policies have done little to reduce workplace sexual harassment incidences. By 1997 75% of U.S. companies had workplace training programs to ensure their employees understood what kinds of behavior were prohibited. 95%...
That joke may be sexual harassment
How often have you heard someone make an offensive comment and then -- when called out on it -- claim that it was just a joke? It’s one of the most common in-the-moment defenses people have. For instance, maybe a co-worker made a suggestive comment about the way you...
Most sexual harassment cases involve one of two kinds of claims
Sexual harassment depends on the perception of the person experiencing mistreatment or harassment. Given that different people bring different values to the discussion about workplace harassment, some people will wrongfully claim that it is impossible to define sexual...
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