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Understanding hostile work environment harassment

Most in Minneapolis may only associate sexual harassment as unwelcome romantic overtures or sexual advances. Yet harassment in the workplace goes far beyond that. Any sexually suggestive conduct that contributes to one feeling uneasy at work may qualify as sexual harassment, as well. There is a name for this form of harassment: hostile work environment. The United Nations defines this as an atmosphere brought on by sexual behavior or actions directed at an employee specifically because of his or her sex that is both intimidating, offensive or hostile and impacts that particular employees performance.

State representative in middle of sexual harassment scandal

Accusations of sexual harassment can tarnish the reputation of any organization in Minneapolis, whether it be a private company or a civic group. When cases do arise, many involved may be quick to encourage a settlement in an attempt to silence the victim and make the entire matter go away. However, in some cases, having one's claims of harassment reach the public's ear may be what is necessary to both vindicate the accuser and prompt the changes needed to ensure that such actions do not occur again.

Lawsuit claims woman was sexually harassed by her work supervisor

Most in Minneapolis may think that sexual harassment cases only involve incidents where one continues to make unwanted romantic overtures towards another. However, this kind of harassment is not limited to inappropriate words and actions that express or imply an attraction, but also extend to any activity that may be degrading and embarrassing that is of a sexual nature. This can include teasing and taunting, or crude jokes or stories. Plus, while it may come as a surprise to many, alleged occurrences of sexual harassment can even be common between members of the same sex.

The long-lasting impact of sexual harassment

The effects of sexual harassment are far more than just an uncomfortable work situation in Minnesota. According to Live Science, sexual harassment has the capability of damaging the health of the target of the harassment. With the number of people experiencing sexual harassment at work at 45 percent of men and 70 percent of women, it has the potential of creating a significant problem.

Steps employers should take after a sexual harassment complaint

Any allegations of sexual harassment in Minnesota need to be taken seriously. There are a few key steps that should take after receiving a sexual harassment complaint against an employee, whether from another employee, client, customer or some other person associated with the company.

Former deputy wins sex harassment lawsuit against department

Although there are laws and, in many cases, company or organizational policies, in place that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace, it occasionally occurs anyway. Regardless of whether it is verbal or physical, sex harassment, especially when unchecked by superiors, can result in a person leaving a job they care about and enjoy.

Former deputy wins sex harassment lawsuit against department

Although there are laws and, in many cases, company or organizational policies, in place that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace, it occasionally occurs anyway. Regardless of whether it is verbal or physical, sex harassment, especially when unchecked by superiors, can result in a person leaving a job they care about and enjoy.