If you’re a supervisor in any capacity, you serve as the “eyes and ears” for your organization. That means you have a legal responsibility to be on the lookout for misconduct—and that includes sexual harassment. BusinessDaily’s Editorial Director Pat DiDomenico talks about what’s considered sexual harassment in American workplaces … and how to react if you see it or hear about it.
Sexual harassment occurs in the workplace when one person attempts to exert power over another through sexual intimidation. Legally speaking, it’s a form of sexual discrimination, which violates the Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act.
The EEOC, which governs that federal law, says sexual harassment occurs when “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature ... affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or c...(register to read more)