Sexual Harassment At The Workplace

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Eva L. Mendez-Zacher MG260, Business Law I 28 September 2014 Dr. Anita Whitby Abstract I’m conducting a study on Sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment is possible in all social and economic classes, ethnic groups, jobs and places in the community. Through this study I hope to clarify the common misconception that sexual harassment is an isolated female problem. Although the majority of the cases reported are in fact male on female offenses, sexual harassment is not gender specific. Cases have been reported based on female on male harassment, as well as same gender harassment. Sexual harassment is a growing epidemic that can be controlled though proper enforcement of company polices and regulations. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Sexual harassment in the work place can be defined, as a form of sexual discrimination that involves unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and verbal or physical conduct sexual in nature capable of creating a hostile work environment. The harasser can be the victim 's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer. The reason for my study is to inform and educate the public on how to prevent, address, and report these forms of unsolicited sexual advances. The two types of sexual harassment that are legally recognized are: 1. Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

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