Essay On Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

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In the world of employment employers are responsible for keeping their employees safe from sexual harassment in the workplace. Therefore, human resource management is obligated to ensure each employee is trained and aware of the organization’s policies regarding sexual harassment. In order to understand how human resource management can help prevent sexual harassment in a work environment, it is important to know what is sexual harassment and how to protect our employees.

First, we will take a look at the meaning of sexual harassment and then the steps employers can take to protect or prevent such actions from happening in the workplace. According to authors Mathis, Jackson, & Valentine, “Sexual harassment is unwelcome verbal, visual or physical
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Besides, it is quite interesting to hear that men actually report the same percentage of being harassed by females. When it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, most times it goes unnoticed or unreported because the individual who is being harassed is unwilling to come forward due to retribution or fear. Besides, it is reported that most occurrence of harassment is done by employees in management positions not excluding associates and co-workers who have taken part in such …show more content…
As stated by authors Bennett-Alexander, D., & Hartman, L. P. as established by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), “quid pro quo is which the harasser request sexual activity from the harassee in exchange for workplace benefits,” while hostile environment sexual harassment would be where the harasser creates an abusive, offensive or intimidating environment for the harassee.” An example of Quid pro quo would be if an employee is asked to do sexual favors in exchange for a promotion, while on the other hand Hostile environment is not as easy to prove since it is required that “the harassment is unwelcomed by the harassee, harassment is based on gender or sufficiently severe or pervasive to create an abusive working environment” (Bennett-Alexander & Hartman,

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