Under the US Labor Law, Sexual harassment in the workplace has been considered a form of discrimination on the basis of sex. Under the US labor law, sexual harassments in the workplace are placed into two categories: Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment and Hostile work environment.
A Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment is one in which an employee is required to tolerate or ignore sexual harassment in exchange for employment, raise, promotions or for other job benefits and Hostile work environment is viewed as one in which the workplace results in offense work environment or unreasonably interferes with an employee’s work performance.
Studies and statistics over the years have shown that more women have reported incidents of sexual harassment than men. However, there is a growing trend of sexual harassment towards men in the workforce since the beginning of the #MeToo movement where men in the workforce and Hollywood, such as Terry Crews and James Van Der Beek.
The question is are there fewer men that are being sexually harassed in the workplace or is it the stigmatism that is associated with men that report unwanted sexual behavior? Here is the thing, let’s break the stigmatism, men are not sissies or weak for reporting unwanted sexual conduct or favors from the same sex or even from the opposite sex.
Sexual harassment affects both men and women equally and leads to a hostile work environment.
Sexual Harassment has a severe impact on both male and female alike and has a detrimental impact on a victims mental health such as anxiety, depression and alcohol abuse and even affects the employees’ morale, which in turn leads to further employment problems.
Sexual Harassment affects both men and women equally, let us break the stigmas associated with sexual harassments and make reports.