Sexual Harassment in the Business World Today.
In this day in age there are many laws, guidelines, and rules that are to be followed no matter what. There are some people that do not choose to follow some of these rules and this is a problem. Sexual harassment is one of these rule which should, and I say should, be followed no matter what. The thing is, some people don't even know what constitutes as sexual harassment and this is a problem in itself. This tends to happen most in the business world, where promotions and advancement are primary goals of all employees. I am not saying that everywhere you go there is an act of sexual harassment, what I am saying is that is does exist and is something that needs to be watched closely. .
For starters everyone does not actually know the definition of sexual harassment, and this is something that needs to be cleared up right away. Sexual Harassment is defined as "Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature when 1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment; 2) submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment decisions; or 3) such conduct has created an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment." (www.princeton.edu/puhs/sharass.shtml). There are two kinds of sexual harassments in today's business world. Quid pro quo, which is definition (1, 2) and hostile environment, which is explained in part three is the definition. In the quid pro quo definition, if it's proven that some specified sexual conduct is a condition for some sort of employment advantage, it's and actionable claim. If the conduct is suggested for the receipt of employee benefits, promotions, continued employment in a particular job or continued employment at all, it also is quid pro quo. In a hostile environment, the employee must prove two things for the action.