America has been suffering from a lot of divisive beliefs lately -- including those surrounding the #MeToo movement.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a complicated issue. People are often confused about what the difference is between generally boorish behavior and something that is legally actionable.
Did the former personnel chief of a federal agency treat his office as like a private hunting ground for women? Did he create a culture that treated women as mere objects -- many hired on solely because they were viewed as attractive possible partners for the personnel chief and his friends?
Sexual harassment is often thought of as a woman's problem -- especially today, when many women are stepping forward with allegations of sexual harassment in various industries going back decades. However, the latest accusations of sexual harassment to hit the news involve men who say they were harassed by the state's first -- and only -- female sheriff.
If you're pregnant, do you know your rights at work? What should you expect your employer to do (or not do)?
The #MeToo movement has reinvigorated the discussion about sexual harassment. It's in the forefront of the American consciousness perhaps like never before.
Sexual harassment at work is actually everyone's problem -- not just management's and not just the victim's. When someone's being victimized, it can make the atmosphere at work toxic for all.
Sexual harassment has been in the news almost daily as of late, due to what seems like a ceaseless array of allegations coming out of Hollywood and the "Me Too" movement gaining force.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a significant problem. Thousands of incidents are reported every year, and many more incidents likely go undiscovered because the victims are afraid to speak out.
It's true that what's written down in a text or an email sometimes comes off sounding different than it was intended. You can't see the writer's facial expressions, hear his or her tone of voice or pick up on all the other micro-cues that determine how you interpret something in person.