The Effects Of Sexual Harassment On The Workplace Essay

732 Words May 11th, 2016 3 Pages
“Injustices in this world infect people 's lives like diseases.” This injustice known as sexual harassment affects men, women and children all over the world. Many people don’t know the true definition of sexual harassment, and have no clue when they are victims of it. “Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical manipulation of a sexual manner constitute sexual harassment. When this happens explicitly or implicitly it affects an individual 's employment, which can create a hostile environment in the workplace” (FindLaw.com). A lot of society has grown to think the harasser is always a male when in many cases is not always true. Anybody, at any time, or any gender can be a victim of sexual harassment. Much of the different perspectives on this issue come from different genders, different socio-economic statuses and different races. Power is a huge component when talking about this issue because people with more power see the world a lot differently than someone with a lot less power. Within my final paper I hope to make clear the different perspectives that are in this world about sexual harassment, and how intersectionality is the way we have to see problems like this to understand the whole picture of sexual harassment. There are many aspects when it comes to sexual harassment, including its two sided definitions between quid pro quo and hostile work environment, conflicting viewpoints on the belief, sexual harassment in today 's…

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