Has the workplace become a hostile environment, where men and women continue to be at odds with each other? A place where we spend twenty-five percent out of a day, pooling all of our energy and our skills at work, to accomplish the task that is set before us. Has this place become a place that people dread because of the rise in crisis on the job? Have these acts of courtesy become misleading? Have these acts of courtesy caused sexual discrimination in the workplace? Are women becoming more offended rather than respected on the job? .
In today's society, harassment on the job has risen to the point that a whole lot of circumstances are being questioned by all sectors of authority. There are situations from excessive compliments to sexual aggravations. Law enforcement agencies are arraigning as many armed burglars and serial killers, as they are sexual offenders. Here are some of the most recent headliners : .
"Stephen Root alleged that professor Ellen Waldman and the San Diego Law School retaliated against him by denying him tenure and wrongfully terminated him, after a romance that had developed between him and Waldman." .
"Nicole Bass claimed she had been subjected to "sexual indignities" during her four months with World Wrestling Entertainment." .
"Tina Conner sued the governor and the state Sept 18, 2002 alleging her and Gov. Paul Patton had a two-year affair beginning in 1997. She alleged she got preferential treatment for a nursing home and other businesses she operated while the affair went on, but was treated harshly by state inspectors after she ended the relationship." .
These are only 3 out of 15,000 sexual harassment cases brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each year. The EEOC has recorded that the numbers of complaints by men have tripled in recent years. An 11% rise, in men filing against female supervisors. Recent studies suggest that between 40-70% of women and 10-20% of men have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.