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- Ratios, Sex-Role Spillover, And Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

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The topic I decided to discuss for my social justice assignment was sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment can be defined as verbal or physical abuse that happens constantly usually with sexual intent. When this is occurring in a workplace, an employee may feel threatened, and/or vulnerable.The act of taking photos, sending inappropriate emails, or flirting are all under the category of sexual harassment. In some cases, a boss will demote or promote an employee due to blackmail or a form of bribery (Kaner, 3-4). Sexual harassment is an epidemic that happens mostly to women according to the research conducted, but needs to be addressed and explained thoroughly. It is proven that males tend to have a way of disregarding laws and rules, which makes sexual harassment more common towards females. According to Gutek and Morasch’s article on Sex-Ratios, Sex-Role Spillover, and Sexual Harassment of Women at Work, approximately 31.5% women working in male dominated workforce have been sexually touched, opposed to the 15% of women working in general, in the conducted data (Gutek,1). Studies show that a larger percent of men have the upper workforce positions, which means that they are usually in charge or are the boss of a select few. Women need to be informed about what is considered sexual harassment, and how to define what it is. Also, understanding that when this occurs, obtaining help is crucial and beneficial not only to the women but the job in general.
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