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Sexual Harassment Archives

Take the right steps after sexual harassment at work

If you're a victim of sexual harassment at work, you shouldn't wait a single day to review what happened and to decide on what to do next. The sooner you take action the easier it is to protect yourself and to hold the harasser responsible for their behavior.

Experts claim sexual harassment is largely about control

Certainly, sexual harassment may often be sparked by desire or the wish for a romantic relationship. In many cases, people who are in positions of power see opportunities to take advantage of those under them, knowing that employees fear losing their jobs and want to make their supervisors happy.

Study shows that some people are pushing back against 'MeToo'

The #MeToo movement gave many people a voice to speak out about sexual harassment and abuse. These topics are often emotionally difficult for people to talk about on their own. The momentum of hearing other stories helped people come forward.

Are workplace jokes sexual harassment?

Sometimes, when you experience an uncomfortable situation in your workplace, it is not always easy to know if it qualifies as sexual harassment. This is particularly true when it comes to humor in the workplace, which may take many forms depending on your chosen profession, your coworkers and the culture of your workplace. Practically speaking, it is not always possible to win a sexual harassment claim based on an offensive humorous interaction, so you must carefully examine the elements of the experience.

Identifying sexual harassment in the workplace

The last several months have seen a sudden and surprising sea change in the public conversation surrounding sexual harassment in many different work environments and professional settings. Understandably, this has lead to great confusion for many individuals who may believe that they too experience sexual harassment in the workplace but don't know how to address it correctly. Still others may remain unclear on whether or not some particular behavior actually counts as legally actionable sexual harassment or is merely a misunderstanding or misinterpretation of other behavior.

The sexist view of sexual harassment

It is not difficult to find questionable, or even insulting advice online about how to avoid being accused of sexual harassment. The notion that someone can find themselves the "accidental" perpetrator of harassment is ridiculous. It is not a fine line between appropriate interactions and sexual harassment. Harassment is unquestionably disgusting behavior and the individuals who perpetrate it, as well as employers who tolerate it are clearly in the wrong.

What damages are available in workplace sexual harassment suits?

If you experience sexual harassment in the workplace, you have some very important decisions to make about how you respond. Your first step is to alert your employer to the harassment, which, a perfect world would be the end of the matter. Unfortunately, there is often much more to this particular fight, and many cases of sexual harassment in the workplace lead to a sexual harassment lawsuit. Before you decide to dig in with a sexual harassment suit, it is wise to understand what you can expect.

Sexual harassment at work-sponsored warm-weather events

Now that Labor Day Weekend has come and gone, the summer season is unofficially over. But if you happened to attend any work-sponsored social events this summer -- especially any that involved alcohol -- the drama of summer may be far from over.

Flight attendants claim social media harassment, sue airline

Social media often blurs the line between personal and professional lives, creating new and surprising opportunities for discrimination. A Philadelphia woman and her colleague are now suing their employer because of sexual discrimination by coworkers that they claim occurred on social media.

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