Sexual harassment is a very major issue at the workplace. It requires tact and courage on the part of the victim, and willingness on the part of the employer to deal with it.
One of the most serious issues at the workplace; sexual harassment is one of the foremost work-related issues of our times. The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) describes sexual harassment as the following:
"Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
Whenever an unwelcome sexual suggestion is made by a person, it qualifies as an act of sexual harassment by the person upon whom this advance is made. The qualifying and operative expression is "unwelcome behavior".
A huge number of acts and behaviors fall in the bracket of sexual harassment. These are just some of them:
The victim of sexual harassment can suffer in a number of ways when subjected to sexual harassment:
In liberal societies, it is much easier to find legal and other options as means of combating sexual harassment. In less developed countries though, the route is more
complicated due to a variety of factors. Some of the steps the victim can take include: