The military being a male dominated workforce in the United States military had lead to the prevalence of sexual assault against military women to be more prevalent than that of women in the general population. Researcher has shown that women in the military are at an 8% increase of being sexually assaulted than those in the general population (Bostock et al., 2007, Compbell et al., 2010, Coyle et al., 1996, Martin et al., 1998, &Turchik et al., 2010). Other important findings are that age, and martial statuses are contributors to the rate of sexual assault in the military. Single, unmarried, divorced, and young women who join the military are at a higher risk of being sexually assaulted, as well as women who join and have a history of
According to our Department of Defense in May 2016 there were 6,083 reports of sexual assault in the military. The numbers reported in 2014 were 6,131, which is a slight decrease from more current statistics. Those who are serving in the armed forces specifically women are falling victim to sexual assault. Being sexually assaulted can cause post-traumatic stress disorder all on its own without the factor of physically being in combat. This is my first concern that identified in the articles that I read. The second concern that arose during my reading was when the victim of sexual assault wants to take action against their assailant.
Ethics are very important in any given organization and their importance in the medical field cannot be overemphasized. Dealing with human life is critical and therefore one needs to maintain the highest level of ethics in the medical field. In some cases, medical practitioners can be termed to be ethical when they violate some of their requirements. The Tuskegee study that was conducted between 1930 and 1972 was one of those cases. The study which was conducted in Macon County, in Alabama. The movie created from this real life event was created to show the violation of ethical principles as well as human rights of the people that were involved in the study.
Sexual harassment in the workplace takes many forms, and could result in a system of
In the past there have been arguments between agencies and professionals over funding and arguments over who does what, which obstructed closer professional working. A number of strategies have now been developed that focus on improving co-operation for the benefit of those using services.
In this case, the female employee (Lee Lavaliere-Steele) was hire as Human Resources assistant. During her time as Human Resources assistant, Lavaliere-Steele suffer from sexual harassment from the manager in which “frequently made sexual remarks, including complimenting her breasts and asking for the color of her panties, even at once occasion her boss rubbed her shoulder and attempted to pull her onto his lap”. (The HRSpecialist.com,
Title IX has become a prevalent topic of discussion over the past few months. Last September Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education announced that she would be working on rescinding the Obama-era Title IX guidance and implicating a new interim guidance. The #MeToo Movement, a campaign aimed at supporting survivors of sexual violence began taking on momentum due to accusations towards Harvey Weinstein and numerous top-tier celebrates. Recently, former USA Gymnastics team doctor for Michigan State, Larry Nassar has been found guilty for decades of abuse on young students. A scandal that can cost MSU millions for concealing reports and allegations of victims. Now is the time, more than ever to educate ourselves on Title IX and its implications.
Sexual harassment claims in violation of Title VII were first addressed in Meritor Savings Bank v Vinson. This case marked the Supreme Court’s recognition of certain forms of sexual harassment as a violation of the Civil Rights act of 1964 Title VII, and established what forms of conduct could be seen as unlawful and in what instances an employer would be held liable.
Administrative laws are created and enforced by government agencies on both the federal and state level. The agencies are mainly created to handle matters of public interest and must follow the Constitution, without violating any citizen’s rights. Title IX, when related to Housing and Residential Programs, is enforced through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The HUD was given this duty through Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. § 3601-3619). Their job is to “handle cases that report housing discrimination, attempt conciliation of all housing complaints, and determine if there is reasonable cause to
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, businesses have a right to provide a work environment that protects employees from sexual harassment. In addition, even though federal law, Title VII is known predominantly for prohibiting workplace discrimination and harassment on the basis of an individual’s race, religion, color, national origin and sex; however, over the years, Title VII extended to include sexual discrimination such as sexual harassment. In view of that, managerial employees and supervisors should take immediate action when complaints of sexual harassment are brought to their attention so as to prevent further harassment and other preventable actions such as physical force to address unwelcomed sexual attention. Furthermore,
“Vague policy guidance leaves schools with wide latitude in developing and implementing grievance procedures for resolving sexual harassment complaints” and produces difficulties for a victim filing a complaint against a school in violation of these requirements because of lack of clarity as to what constitutes as a violation (Walker 2010). Title IX does not set specific standards on how to prevent campus sexual assault, support survivors, and settle sexual harassment complaints in a prompt and equitable fashion. The amendment provides no guidelines on what constitutes a prompt and effective response to peer sexual harassment
People tend to think that sexual harassment and rape are the same thing. However, that is not always the case. According to Dictionary, the definition of sexual harassment is “uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical behaviour of a sexual nature especially by a person in authority toward a subordinate.” Forced kissing, groping, or even looking at someone the wrong way is considered to be sexual harassment. There are a lot of cases off college campuses, but recently campuses particularly have been an issue. Media has been shining light towards how often this situation occurs on college campuses, and according to current incidents, sexual harassment of campuses has become an even bigger issue.
When analyzing the situation over, Shirley does make me want to file a formal complaint to my boss. In a work area and as a female I would not feel comfortable having co- workers making crude sexual comments about employees, making sexist jokes and sharing sexual graphics amongst each other on their phones. Since the organization is formal, meaning that this organization contains a bureaucracy in which a phenomenon is defined by policies and guidelines. In establishing a formal complaint, it will therefore be in the right steps in following the company’s bureaucracy, despite the good aspects the nature of this case will be shown on the negative in the form of punishment of this case. When the punishment was established I would have to disagree on whether it was the right punishment for them, and therefore recommend a different form such as warnings and write-ups. These types of punishments would not be as harsh as to
Every year, rape costs the United States more than any other crime resulting in a total of $127 billion and $93 billion for sexual assault. Over the course of the past few months, we have heard numerous cases of sexual violence and abuse; these cases are astonishing because this is not something that should be ignored or dismissed. The stories told by victims have caught the attention of all people because it has become very prevalent in our society today. Countless women have been silenced by the authority of men, and these women have become too scared to speak out and seek accountability. This has gone on for too long and it has become less about sexual harassment but also about the abuse of power, especially
Abstract: This brief but informative paper will cover the ethical aspects and implications of sexual harassment in the Military. Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination and often displayed in the form of unwanted attention or unwanted sexual advances or unwanted sexual actions. Specifically, this paper will focus intently on sexual harassment in the Army and the problems that entails. The ethical problems regarding sexual harassment are significant because of the unique environment that the Army conducts its self. Notably statistical reporting data for sexual harassment is seemingly rising according to new data. The Army has policies and procedures in place for reporting sexual harassment. In addition,