If you are forced to listen to demeaning, gender-based jokes, your supervisor is demanding sexual favors in exchange for a promotion, or you are suffering from any other type of sexual harassment at work, you may feel helpless. You may believe that there is nothing you can do to change the situation or put an end to the harassment.
Work in fast-paced office environments can often mean that you have close relationships with your colleagues. It may mean that as well as working together intensely, you also enjoy humor, some level of friendship and socializing together. In some situations, colleagues may flirt or act in a way that may make you uncertain of whether they have other intentions.
The head of sports programming for Fox Sports is out, having been fired from the offices in Los Angeles, California.
When sexual jokes are made in the workplace, it's often done at a worker's expense. This worker may then claim sexual harassment for having been subjected to these jokes, often repeatedly.
Uber has been accused of allowing sexual harassment to occur in the workplace and creating a hostile work environment, and now the company's chief executive officer (CEO) is going to step away from his position -- at least for a time. He has a leadership team in place that will run things while he is gone, and he will return at an unspecified future date.
You think you've been sexually harassed at work. Your supervisor acted inappropriately. You know that it violated your rights.
You know that sexual harassment is common in the workplace, resulting in many complaints to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). But have you ever wondered exactly which industry sees the highest number of complaints?
You may have heard that people are sometimes nervous to speak up after a sexual assault or sexual harassment in the workplace. There are many potential reasons for this, such as fear of losing a job, but one big issue is that others may tend to blame the victim.
You're sexually harassed in the office. You find it infuriating and embarrassing, and your first instinct is just to get yourself as far from that situation as you can. Should you quit your job and look for another one with a better workplace environment?
Sexual harassment is illegal in the United States under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and it results in lawsuits every year when these regulations are broken. Have you ever wondered how the efforts in the U.S. over the last half of a century help it stack up against other countries?