Spell It Out! What is Sexual Harassment?
SEXUAL HARASSMENT. This information is provided to protect, direct and to expose individuals to the not so evident signs of Sexual Harassment.
Sexual harassment is not something new in the workplace. Women have been dealing with it and not speaking on the subject for centuries, even prior to the title given to this harassment. Women around the world are beginning to tell their stories and expose the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in their societies.
A 1992 International Labor Organization survey of 23 countries revealed what women already know: that sexual harassment is a major problem all over the world. The level of tolerance varies from culture to culture. Whereas one culture may have no legislation against sexual harassment and absolutely no type of recourse for women, other cultures have no tolerance policies set in place to protect women from these behaviors.
Remarkably, even today there are so many women who do not admit to being sexually harassed. Whether they don't realize the existence and feel that its normal and okay, or they do make mention of because of the adverse affects or consequences that may be associated with coming forth.
The basic definition of sexual harassment comes from the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC states:
Unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonalbly interfers with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating or offensive work environment.
Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to:
- The victum as well as the harasser may be a women or man.
- The harasser can be the victim's supervisor or a co-worker
- the victim does not have to be the person harassed but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct
This organization as well as others provide through support with regard to sexual harassment. More and more organizations such as the EEOC are emerging in support of victims rights.
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), reviews the entire case, the circumstances and the context of the alleged incident are presented. The Information is obtained is collected and investigated. Individuals may be questions as to their involvement. The facts presented are on a case by case bases determination on the allegations. Accessed from: http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs.sex.html
This page was created to provide information with regard to sexual harassment. The goal is to provide a selection of documents and resources that allows readers to explore the concepts associated with sexual harassment from a variety of perspectives. http://www.feminist.org/911/harass.html
This website was created to provide information with regard to sexual harassment The goal is to provide a selection of documents and resources that allows readers to explore the concepts associated with sexual harassment from a variety of perspectives. www.de2.psu.edu/harassment/