The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the EEOC, strives to make sure that all workers have the same fair treatment in the workplace. One thing that they monitor is the presence of sexual harassment. Though illegal in the workplace, it does still happen.
If you look at the news, it becomes clear fairly quickly that women most often face sexual harassment in the workplace and elsewhere. It can and does happen to men -- and this is not to detract from that fact in any way -- but it's not as common.
When you hear about sexual harassment in the workplace, you often hear the term "quid pro quo." It's very important, but what exactly is meant by this phrase?
Sexual harassment is very common in the workplace. Some studies have said that it happens to 30% of women; it can also happen to men.
When people face sexual harassment in the workplace, they often do not come forward and report it. In some cases, even if they do, they wait for years to do so. It's important to understand why this happens and what they may do instead.
The #MeToo movement has raised awareness of the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace. However, this increased awareness of what's acceptable behavior may be having troubling consequences, according to a new study by SurveyMonkey and LeanIn.Org.
Most people think they'd know if they were being sexually harassed at work or if they saw someone else being harassed. When the behavior involves physical or verbal sexual advances or blatant requests for sexual favors, it's obvious. However, there are subtler behaviors that can qualify as sexual harassment. Even derogatory or demeaning comments about a person's gender can be considered sexual harassment.
California's Skydance Animation is hard at work on a film that is called "Luck." It's an animated film that has built up a lot of hype. However, they're going to be looking for a new actress after one woman recently quit.
Google is facing some serious accusations and even a lawsuit from one of its shareholders. The lawsuit alleges that Google looked into credible accusations of sexual harassment and then concealed it from the public.
If you experience sexual harassment at work, you may well feel powerless. What if your supervisor is the one harassing you? You know you do not hold the power in that relationship and you worry about losing your job.