Is it all in the eye of the beholder, or should we take the word of the accused?
Giving sexual harassment a definition still sparks some considerable debate in
many people. Is it based on what a person might consider reasonable, or do
they set the standards based upon what makes a woman fell uncomfortable?
Sexual harassment has been around the work environment for decades and it
has increased over the years as women have left the typical role of house wives,
and now carry a briefcase, working a busy nine to five job. Some men perceived
this as a threat to their job safety, and have always treated women unequally in
the workplace. "The first sexual harassment cases heard by the courts, in the
1970's involved only those in which the victim had lost tangible job benefits such
as pay, promotions, job assignments, or even the job itself ¦ (Webb 20). As
time progressed the amount of cases grew and judgements where now being
passed on the overall environment of an organization. The very culture of
organizations where changing, and it was becoming clear that any form of sexual
harassment was not going to be tolerated. The EEOC had set up severe