How much sexual harassment takes place in the work place? Well, there has been 11,314 complaints of sexual harassment made to US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, In 2011, 84 percent filed by women and 16 percent filed by men. That shows women are more likely to be harassed in the workplace. Have you ever wondered how sexual harassment can be stopped in the workplace? There are many ways to avoid harassment and to stop harassment if being harassed. Have you thought about being harassed by your boss and wondered can he get into trouble with the law? Throughout this paper you will find out useful information about sexual harassment and the laws that can protect you if you're being sexually harassed in your workplace.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature. There are two types of sexual harassment, which are Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Environment harassment. Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment occurs when an employee gets on the promotion track or even gets to keep his/her job is based on if the employee submitted to or rejected sexul advances or other types of inappropriate sexual comments. Hostile Environment sexual harassment occurs when a co-worker or supervisor in the workplace makes sexual advances or comments to an employer that, while not affecting promotions or the future of the employees job makes the working environment of the employee offensive and hostile. Theres the two sexual harassment types that happen throughout the workplace.
There are many laws that protect and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. The Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on race, color, religion, national origin or sex. There are also laws that protect pregnant women, this law is called the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which makes it illegal to discriminate a woman because of pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. There is also an age law that is called The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, which protects people who are 40 or older from discrimination because of age. There also is a law called Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which makes it illegal to discriminate against a qualified person with a disability in a private sector and in a state or local government. There are many laws out there that protect people from sexual harassment in the workplace. People who do the sexual harassing are breaking these laws and should be reported to the government.
Did you know that victims of sexual harassment lose 4.4 million dollars in wages and 973,000 hours in unpaid leave each year in the United States. Most of the people who are sexually harassed are women, there an easier target to harass, sexually harassed women suffer from some...