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. â€œThe first sexual harassment cases heard by the courts, in the .
1970â€™s involved only those in which the victim had lost tangible job benefits such .
as pay, promotions, job assignments, or even the job itselfâ€¦â€ (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 .
guidelines on discrimination due to rise in sexual harassment cases. Sexual .
harassment was being viewed the same way as any other form of .
discrimination; it is illegal and those found guilty should pay the .
There are way to many issues to deal with and not enough time to delve into .
every last topic revolving around sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a .
topic so well known in the work environment, that it is rarely discussed due to its .
vagueness and different opinions formed by each employee and their employer. .
In many companies the common reaction to sexual harassment is disbelief or .
worse, and sometimes it can even lead to a person losing their job. A victim of .
sexual harassment may feel an overwhelming sense of no control over oneâ€™s life, .