What Changes Do You See in Tackling Sexual Harassment?
Cosby’s main accuser to testify in sexual assault case
All but Constand’s case were too old to be prosecuted, and Cosby’s first trial ended in a mistrial last June due to a deadlocked jury.
The 80-year-old entertainer has denied the charge, saying any sexual contact …
Accusations of harassment or assault …
What Changes Do You See in Tackling Sexual Harassment
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What’s changing about how we deal with sexual harassment?
Some answers are already clear.
We need an accounting of the economic toll of sexual harassment and workplace abuse on women.
Having to turn down new opportunites instead of working with a harasser.
Losses in productivity.
Getting fired for reporting toxic behavior.
Choosing to quit altogether.
— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) November 20, 2017
The basic definition of sexual harassment is based on the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. To summarize it, it is composed of unwelcome sexual advances and requests for sexual favors which can either be verbal and physical conduct of sexual nature. The determining factor for sexual harassment is that when the person rejects the request, the employment status is heavily affected. The rejection will reasonably interfere with an individual’s performance and may experience offensive and pressured work environment.
Sexual harassment can actually happen in several circumstances. For instance, a victim and the harasser may not necessarily be of the opposite sex. The harasser should have the moral or positional ascendancy to that of the victim. He could be the supervisor and the victim, merely an agent. The victim may not necessarily be the one being harassed; even those affected by the offensive conduct can file for claims against sexual harassment.
David Schwimmer Calls for an End to Sexual Harassment with New PSAs: “Now Is the Time”
“So few men want to have this conversation, because they get killed. They get killed,” Megyn Kelly said boldly to David Schwimmer on Megyn Kelly TODAY .
“Do you have any fear in being the guy that does it?”
Without hesitation, he replied, “I don’t.”
This isn’t a shock, as Schwimmer has co-produced six short films with writer and producer Sigal Avin, appropriately named #ThatsHarrassment, to shed light on the different ways that women are being sexually harassed every day.
These videos have also been shortened into a series of PSA announcements that are set to run on Fox, Showtime, CBS, Hulu, and Amazon, as well as all of New York’s Taxi TVs.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT/MISCONDUCT IS NOT ONLY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, BUT EVERYWHERE, AND IT'S NOT JUST MEN AGAINST WOMEN. NO ONE IS EXEMPT. I think everyone should speak out. You have all these people with bootleg power harassing people in every company in this country. They are comfortable playing the role of puppet master, while you're afraid to speak out of fear of losing your jobs. Speak up and speak out!!! Enough is enough!!! #SEXUALHARASSMENT #SEXUALHARASSMENTWORKPLACE
A commission to combat sexual harassment in the workplace needs to be created
The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Sexual harassment, like sex itself, continues to easily capture headlines, but we go blank when it comes to actually doing something about it.
Solutions are inevitably elusive …
Legislation in Olympia targets sexual harassment in the workplace
Thanks to the awareness brought by the #MeToo movement, the Legislature will hear a package of bills Wednesday aimed at harassment in private workplaces.
Two bills would remove obstacles that could hinder employees from coming forward with harassment …
Ex-Harvey Weinstein assistant sues over “sexually hostile” work environment
Sandeep Rehal said she suffers from “severe emotional distress” because of “incessant sexual harassment” she endured working as the movie mogul’s assistant from February 2013 to February 2015.
She called her work environment “sexually hostile,” and said …
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