Sexual Harassment In A Hostile Workplace

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Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak out; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen (Sir Winston Churchill). Sexual Harassment is considered a form of sexual discrimination by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and refers to the behavior that includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct. Defining sexual harassment is one of the law’s newest frontiers. Most people understand when a supervisor demands that a woman sleep with him to keep her job he’s steeped over the line. Sexual harassment is a common problem in America that causes a hostile work environment, perpetuates inequality, and changes many lives forever. In the American workplace; twenty-one percent of women polled by Newsweek said they had been harassed at work and forty-two percent said they knew someone who had been harassed. Other surveys indicate that more than half of working women have faced that problem at some point in their careers. The situation tends to be worst in male-dominated workplaces; in a 1990 Defense Department study, sixty-four percent of military women said they had to endure such abuse ((Barbara Kantrowitz 16). In 1980, the EECO defined sexual harassment in the workplace, and declared it to be a violation of Title VII, and…show more content…
While some think sexual harassment is a serious problem other are still set by the decision, of what counts as constitutes behavior. This issue goes way past politics. “Making the workplace a safer, more productive place for ourselves and our daughters should be on the agenda for each of us” (Anita Hill27). Although the sexual harassment may never fully be stopped protesting and calling attention to sexual harassment on social media can help for a better future. By starting now, we are making a tribute to ourselves, and the rest of the

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