Friday, February 10, 2012

People Share Mutual Disgust for Sexual Harassment

Many citizens of the whole United States were shocked to hear Herman Cain backing out from his Republican presidential bid. According to news reports, the aforementioned action of Cain was due to the drop in poll numbers brought by the accusations of sexual aggravation against him. Based on this representation, people may realize that most if not all people have mutual disgust for sexual harassment in the workplace.

Sexual harassment had been defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as the unwelcomed sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature. Mores so it even laid out the premises unto which such maltreatment could be done to an employee.
·         Compliance toward such behavior was done whichever overtly or utterly a tenure or condition of a persons’ employment
·         Compliance towards, otherwise refusal of such behavior through a person is utilized as a basis for job decisions that affects the person
·         The action has the intention or consequence of unjustly meddling with the persons’ employment performance otherwise creates a threatening, antagonistic, or disgusting working surroundings.

It is highly critical for the EEOC to describe the word unwelcomed as it the foundation for charges against harassment. Pursuant to the definition provided by the above mentioned agency, unwelcomed does not imply that it is “involuntary”. This is due to some of the victims may have permission or had concurred to the conduct even if they were gravely offended.

Under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of the United States, every employer is required to thwart and bring to an end any sexual harassment in the workplace. To be specific, it requires two things:

  • Take reasonable care to prevent sexual harassment
  • Take reasonable care to promptly correct sexual harassment that has occurred.

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