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Dealing with quid pro quo harassment

Sexual harassment at the workplace is a major problem faced by some employees. It becomes even more complicated if a superior is the harasser. Quid pro quo harassment is the act of offering something to an employee in return for a sexual demand. The thing offered could be a promotion, raise or any other thing that the person might desire. In most cases, quid pro quo harassment involves a person with authority trying to harass a subordinate. Hiring someone based on sexual advances is also considered quid pro quo harassment.

Suit against TV executive puts harassment in public spotlight

Far too often employees are subjected to sexual harassment at the hands of their supervisors or coworkers. Victims of harassment may feel they have no ability to put a halt to unwanted advances and unfair demands. This is understandable as sexual harassment typically involves a culprit who feels impervious to consequences due to his or her standing in the company. So victims, fearing the loss of their jobs, remain silent.

Sexual harassment can affect victims beyond the workplace

We all have pressures at work. Simply performing our daily tasks can be stressful, and as such we all need an environment that allows us to focus so we can do the best job possible. Any sort of undue personal interference by supervisors or coworkers doesn't just impede your ability to function on the job, but could also cause emotional turmoil that affects every aspect of your life.

What steps can employers take to prevent sexual harassment?

One of the most important aspects of any job is the environment that is created and nurtured by an employer. Most people work hard, and many jobs come with a myriad of stresses. One form of stress that is simply not tolerable is that which is created by sexual harassment. Having to deal with unwanted advances or intimidating acts can make coming into work almost unbearable.

Sexual harassment can occur online as well

When we talk about sexual harassment in the workplace, we often discuss the issue in the context of people who are working together in the same building, perhaps even right next to one another, in face-to-face scenarios. It is in these scenarios that a person is most likely to be subjected to unwanted physical groping, advances and suggestive or lewd gestures. However, it is important to remember that not all sexual harassment occurs in person.

Hooters employees allege sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is an issue that is commonly discussed in modern society, especially as the question of gender equality in the workplace becomes more and more prominent. There are many laws, both federal and state, that provide for protections against sexual harassment in the workplace, but the overwhelming majority of the sexual harassment narrative is focused exclusively on women. Nearly every sexual harassment story that you hear mentions a woman who is alleging sexual misconduct on the part of a male co-worker, but this is not the only harassment.

We help victims of sexual harassment defend themselves

The San Francisco Bay Area is famous all across the country and even across the world for many different things, not the least of which is the veritable titan of technological ingenuity and engineering that is Silicon Valley. Many of the world's best and brightest minds venture out to California in order to create and discover technological advancements that literally change the way we live. Sadly, this gigantic industry has its own skeletons hiding in the closet.

California city settles sexual harassment lawsuit

Believe it or not, there is a very strong chance that sexual harassment has occurred at your place of work, and it may even be occurring on a regular basis even now. In many instances, sexual harassment is not reported, often because the harasser is in a position of power, and the victim believes that his or her complaints will go unnoticed, or worse, get them in trouble. What you should remember is that sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal, and no matter how powerful your harasser might seem, the law is on your side.

New survey reveals sexual harassment in California

California is undeniably the one of the most prolific and well-known states in the entire country, and not without good reasons. A great many of our country's celebrities call The Golden State home, and of course Hollywood is one of the most widely known places in the world. In recent years, with technological advancements arriving at a more rapid pace, and with so many more people gaining access to technology, another part of California has gained widespread fame: Silicon Valley.

Am I being sexually harassed?

Sexual harassment is an extremely traumatic and disturbing experience to have to suffer through, especially in the workplace where trust and collaboration are so important. Obviously, it is difficult to work closely with someone who is sexually harassing you, and depending on the circumstances, your own productivity and peace of mind will likely be detrimentally affected by the behavior. But if you confront your harasser, you may be told to "lighten up" and that it's all "just a joke."