A female friend of mine went on a foreign business trip early in her career with two colleagues who were both male, married, and senior to her at the company. After dinner with a client, hours after she had retired to her room, around 1 a. She declined.
In Octoberthe world was shocked when close to a dozen Hollywood actors came out to protest what they termed as sexual harassment by powerful Hollywood producer and director, Harvey Weinstein. Most shocking was how some of the accusations dated back decades and had never been reported. However, most are too afraid to come forward if the scandals rocking entertainment currently are anything to go by.
WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender. This section focuses not on domestic violence but on another situation where there is often an imbalance of power: in the workplace.
Employees are entitled to a safe work environment. Any unwelcome sexual conduct, including slurs, physical assaults or interference with work, is considered harassment and violates federal law. If you or someone you work with is the victim of sexual harassment, learn how to tell your co-worker to stop.
Most people experience that weird moment at work. You know the one where you hold the gaze of a co-worker just a little too long. Ever felt that?
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Men are not always the perpetrators, and women are not always the victims. This article focuses on the specific dynamic of being a woman in a male-dominated industry, but in no way is meant to imply that this dynamic is the only one. I chose a career path engineering where I almost exclusively work with men — and I am totally working on changing that!
There can be a difference between what one individual employee feels is harassment and what constitutes illegal harassment under federal, state and local laws. Merely being bothered by a supervisor or co-worker, while unfortunate for an employee, does not necessarily mean you have a legal claim for harassment. Workplace harassment has a very specific definition under the law.
Talking about the appropriateness of sexual conversations in the workplace, instead of just dismissing concerns. By Emily Heist Moss. When I was 18, I waited tables at an Italian restaurant in my hometown.
Men in fields from entertainment to journalism to politics have been accused of sexual harassment and assault, taking down the unlikeable and repugnant Weinstein to the honored and even beloved George H. Bush; Elie Wiesel. What is surprising is how these men are apparently now being held accountable—TV shows not renewed, new magazines shut down, movie premieres canceled.