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Sexual Harassment Archives

Improvements still needed re workplace sexual harassment

Unwanted advances from co-workers have occurred for a very long time, well before they were considered to be illegal. While sexual harassment is against the law in Missouri and everywhere else in our country, it is still prevalent in the workplace today. A long-time federal correspondent for an internet broadcast radio station and website-based news provider recently offered his insight on sexual harassment in the work environment.

Fox News settled sexual harassment claim against Bill O’Reilly

Fox News seems incapable of escaping the revolving door of sexual harassment allegations against prominent executives and personalities. Earlier last year it was the infamous Roger Ailes, head of Fox News. Then it was Megyn Kelly’s on-air feuding with Mr. Trump and members of his campaign. The latest stink of sexual harassment is now against Bill O’Reilly, arguably the most popular on-air personality on the Fox News network.

A young man's guide to sexual harassment in the workplace

Often, it's women who learn about sexual harassment and what to look out for, but men are the victims of harassment at work, too. As a young man, you have all the same rights as any other victim of sexual harassment. You can file a complaint with your human resources department if there is one at work, or you can talk to a supervisor about the coworker or person who is harassing you. Of course, if those steps don't help, a lawsuit is a possibility.

Exploring Uber's infamous workplace culture

Many Silicon Valley companies are notorious for their workaholic employees, insane pressure, and demands on employees. Amazon is routinely criticized for demanding extreme commitment from its employees, even to the extent that it requires them to forego child responsibilities. But, it appears, that Uber may take the crown from Amazon as the most demanding workplace environment.

4 things you should do after sexual harassment at work

Sexual harassment at work is a troublesome occurrence that can impact you emotionally, physically and mentally. Your mind might be so full of thoughts because of the harassment that you can't really think clearly. Take these steps after sexual harassment at work.

Dealing with quid pro quo harassment

Employees may face sexual harassment problems at the workplace. This often involves a superior. A very common type of harassment is quid pro quo harassment. It is the act of asking for a sexual favor in exchange for something. A superior might offer their subordinate incentives like promotions and better opportunities in order to persuade them to perform sexual acts. If you were hired on the basis of a sexual favor, that is also considered quid pro quo harassment.

Recent news accounts highlight that discrimination and harassment persist

When celebrities, athletes and people in high-profile positions assert their rights, the media often jumps to attention to find every angle to explore. That is not necessarily a bad thing, as putting topics on the public agenda can bring awareness and open discussion concerning important issues. In recent weeks, two stories of oppression and harassment have been making waves in traditional and social media outlets throughout the country (and beyond.)

Dealing with sexual harassment at the workplace

Most harassment victims feel powerless and find it difficult to protect themselves. The victims are often told that they must accept the situation and tolerate it. Sexual harassment at the workplace is a complicated issue. In some cases, employees might fear losing their job, which is why they stay quiet. If you are a victim of sexual harassment at the workplace, there are several steps you can take to protect yourself.

Gretchen Carlson of Fox News files harassment suit

This story illustrates that no matter how powerful or influential you may be, it is still possible for someone else to think they can assault or sexually harass you. Gretchen Carlson of Fox and Friends and the Real Story with Gretchen Carlson was unable to renew her contract that ended in June 2016. She then abruptly went off the air.

Study finds that one in three women have been sexually assaulted

Sexual harassment is far more insidious than you may initially think. Harassment is difficult because it is hard to define, which makes it easy for some people to overstep boundaries. Much of it depends upon the nature of the relationship between among employees. What may be inappropriate to one person is not to another, which is why standard policies are difficult to enforce. But this does not mean that sexual harassment does not occur or isn't a big problem. This post will go over a recent study that explored the nature of the problem.