20 Myths & Misconceptions About Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment has moved to the forefront of the conversation. Yet, there is still much misinformation about what sexual harassment is. Below is a list of sexual harassment myths and misconceptions. MYTH #1: SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS A WOMAN’S ISSUE Men aren’t immune. Sexual harassment affects men, including gay and bisexual men. MYTH #2: HARASSMENT REQUIRES […]
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The Economic Cost of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Workplace sexual harassment imposes severe consequences outside of the courtroom. Its impact is far-reaching and affects victims, perpetrators, bystanders, employers, and government agencies. The actual economic costs of workplace sexual harassment are hard to quantify because there are direct and indirect expenses. Some expenses include lost productivity, healthcare, investigations, and litigation. In a 2015, the […]
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Practices to Respond to Sexual Harassment Claims in Lower-Paid Jobs

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a type of employment discrimination that is illegal and violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Additionally, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) also has regulations that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. If you are an employer and […]
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Top 5 Warning Signs of Sexual Harassment In the Workplace

You have the legal right to be free from sexual harassment in the workplace, and the State of California has both federal and state laws that prohibit any type of sexual harassment, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the California Constitution. While sexual […]
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Sexual Harassment and Gender-Based Rumors

When do rumors in the workplace rise to the level of sexual harassment? When an employee receives a promotion, the water cooler talk may turn to the fact that she received the position due to a sexual relationship with her boss. In other cases, a worker may not conform to generally accepted gender standards, creating […]
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Same-Sex Sexual Harassment at Work

The stereotypical image of sexual harassment at work is when a man sexually harasses a woman. However, same-sex sexual harassment of both genders is also common in the workplace as well. If you are the victim of same-sex sexual harassment in your place of employment, you have the same legal rights under federal and state […]
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