Typical sexual harassment behavior usually includes unwanted touching of a co-worker, lewd comments, talk about gender superiority, or sexual jokes (Sandler, 1997). Sexual harassment is any sexual advance or conduct on the job that is unwanted. It can happen to men and women, gay or straight. Unsolicited sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other conduct of a sexual nature directed toward an individual are considered to be sexual harassment. Occasional comments like "Hey, baby" or "honey" will not likely be considered sexual harassment without more offensive or more frequent episodes.
Hooking up has essentially become a social norm in today’s society. Hooking up is almost second nature to adolescents and college students (Armstrong, Accounting for Women’s...) When comparing female standards of hooking up to the male standard it is repeatedly proven that women are judged much more harshly than the average man. Other studies find women’s sexual pleasure is heightened in long term relationships and women are expected to perform sexual acts that society has deemed okay, but men are not expected to return the favor(in the eyes of society.) In today’s society social norms have given women different morals than men and given women different outlooks and expectations of sex. It is not unknown that a woman is judged differently than a man.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a very serious problem that must be dealt with effectively. Sexual harassment is defined as a form of sex discrimination, which is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, especially when submission to this conduct is made a term or condition of one's employment (Sexual Harassment). However, sexual harassment is not limited to sexual advances. It also includes the creation of a intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment based on one's sex.
Along with the pay gap, workplace discrimination is a serious issue. Smallbusiness.chron.com states that, "Stereotypical views regarding gender can cause supervisors to engage in the illegal practice of passing a person over for promotion due to gender" (Gluck). Because of the stereotypes, or gender roles as I explained earlier, women are not looked at as serious contenders for raises and/or promotions. Not only is this extremely problematic, it is also illegal, as the quote points out. Sexual harassment is an even bigger issue in the workplace so it seems.
Sexual harassment can be described as any unwanted sexual comments or unwanted sexual advances. People think that in a sexual harassment situation that the offender is always a male but that is not the case, females can also be the harasser. There can be several incidents where a male is sexually harassing a female, female harassing a male, female harassing a female, or a male harassing a male. When sexual harassment occurs it can make any situation uncomfortable, especially if the advances are unwelcome. The EEOC also provides guidance as to some of the circumstances in which sexual harassment can be deemed to have occurred.
Through these initiatives, a broad consensus around how this kind of treatment should be defined has been developed: it is usually identified as sex-based or sexual behavior unwelcome to its recipient. The research conducted on its extent and dynamics has confirmed that workplace sexual harassment, although it has male victims, is overwhelmingly directed at women. Moreover, it appears to be more often encountered by those who are in a less-powerful labor market position, including young workers, domestic workers, women in non-traditional jobs, migrant workers and women in the informal sector. It is also apparent that sexual harassment imposes heavy costs on both its victims and their employers.
But under the human basic right, individual are violated against their right to freedom and dignity while the individual who possess this harassment action are misusing their power. There is two type of sexual harassment. The first is call as Quid Pro Quo Harassment . This type of harassment are on the basis of something for something which means the sexual conduct were base on the employment condition for example an exchange of promotion on female employee with a date with the manager. Meanwhile, The second type of sexual harassment is r... ... middle of paper ... ...r an employment decision.
Because there are specific actions and behaviors society puts on both men and women, they do not conform to these assigned behaviors and standards. Sexism does lead to dysfunctions because women take on more male dominate traits and vice
The exploration of this issue will include a definition of sexual harassment, the intent and behavior of the harasser, the effects sexual harassment has on the harassed, the negative impact sexual harassment has on an organization, procedures and processes of filing a sexual harassment complaint, and management perspective including preventive measures that should be taken. Sexual harassment is defined as any form of unwelcome physical conduct of a sexual nature. "Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual?s employment, unreasonable interferes with an individual?s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment." (www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-sex.html). The most extreme form of sexual harassment occurs when an employee loses a job; benefit or other privilege of employment, or is fired because the employee has rejected sexual demands.
First is quid pro quo sexual harassment, which is when a supervisor demands sexual favors for employment or employment benefits. The second form of sexual harassment is hostile work environment harassment, which is when an employee frequently makes unwanted sexual comments, advancements, or anything similar to another employee (Moran, 2014). All six requirements must be met in order for the claim to be considered sexual harassment. Gender discrimination differs from sexual harassment. Gender discrimination “occurs when individuals of one gender are favored in employment decisions over the other gender” (Moran, 2014, p. 243).