The Role Of Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

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Sexual harassment arises when an employee makes continually unwelcome sexual advances or sexual favors and other physical or verbal behavior of a sexual nature to another employee against his or her will. According to a report from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment occurs, "when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment." Managers and supervisors play a lead role in creating a workplace culture that is free from every kind of sexual harassment; this culture will give confidence to employees and boost up their job performance as well. Sexual harassment should be clearly investigated because there are many innocent women who don’t complain about their issue, they have fear in their heart and mind…show more content…
But some workplace harassment has drastic effect on both work life and personal life of employees. Employees can’t perform efficiently and effectively on work that leads to sometimes turnover. According to some psychologists’ workplace harassment can cause effects that are similar to rape and sexual assault. (Koss, 1987). The workplace is an area where employees perform their task, duties and services that are required. But to carry out these tasks and duties the overall environment must be supportive only in this case employees can perform effectively. Prevention is the best tool to minimize sexual harassment in the workplace if employees were clearly communicated that they should not bear sexual harassment and complain openly and confidently if they face any issue regarding this, only in this way workplace sexual harassment can be stopped from
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