The publicity surrounding recent cases of sexual harassment may help foster an important cultural awakening. For decades, even generations, victims of workplace harassment have been ignored or intimidated into silence. As more people come forward to share their experiences with sexual harassment, perpetrators and enablers will find it harder to keep their misdeeds a secret.
It is a harsh reality that many individuals who experience sexual harassment in their workplace do not report it. Talking about it is almost as embarrassing as experiencing it.
When you think about sexual harassment in a workplace setting, you may envision situations where women are being harassed by male co-workers or superiors. Although this is the most common type of sexual harassment that occurs at work, there are situations where the victim of harassment is male. Male employees in California and throughout the nation can be harassed by women colleagues or women who are in positions of leadership in a company.
In the midst of a heated election season, one issue has abruptly risen to focus in the public eye: sexual harassment. From the high-profile allegations against Trump to the growing complaints of rampant harassment in the National Park Service, women across the country are speaking up against this debasing and unacceptable behavior. However, same-sex harassment in the form of male on male and female on female sexual harassment is just as prevalent.