What laws relate most closely to sexual harassment?

Case Questions 1. In light of the research discussed in this case, in your opinion, how should sexual harassment be punished? 2. What laws relate most closely to sexual harassment? 3. What legal protection, if any, should exist to protect an innocent individual from false charges of sexual harass- ment? 4. How might sexual harassment relate to bullying? 
CLOSING CASE Power Plays at Work Recent research shows that more than 30 percent of female workers in the United States have been harassed at work-virtually all of them by men. Forty-three percent identified the male harasser as a supervisor, 27 percent as an employee senior to them, and 19 percent as a coworker at the same level. In 2012 (the last year for which there is complete data), nearly 13,000 charges of sexual harassment were filed with the EEOC, 84 percent of them by women. 
Why does sexual harassment (mostly of women) occur in the workplace?Power,says researcher Debbie Doughe who conducted a study in conjunction with a large Midwester health care organization. It was the common answer. It came up repeatedly,says Dougherty, a specialist in communica- tions and power in organizations. She also found that men and women understand the idea of power differently, and that difference in understanding may play an important part in the persistence of harassing behavior in the workplace: For most men, power is something that belongs to superiors-managers and supervisors-who can harass because they possess the power to do so. By definition, a male coworker cannot actually harass a female coworker whos at the same level because he doesnt possess sufficient power over her. Women, on the other hand, see power as something that can be introduced into a relationship as it develops; its something more than the mere formal authority built into the superiors job description. Harassment can be initiated by anyone whos able to create the perception of power. Continue

Case Questions 1. In light of the research discussed in this case, in your opinion, how should sexual harassment be punished? 2. What laws relate most closely to sexual harassment? 3. What legal protection, if any, should exist to protect an innocent individual from false charges of sexual harass- ment? 4. How might sexual harassment relate to bullying? 
CLOSING CASE Power Plays at Work Recent research shows that more than 30 percent of female workers in the United States have been harassed at work-virtually all of them by men. Forty-three percent identified the male harasser as a supervisor, 27 percent as an employee senior to them, and 19 percent as a coworker at the same level. In 2012 (the last year for which there is complete data), nearly 13,000 charges of sexual harassment were filed with the EEOC, 84 percent of them by women. 
Why does sexual harassment (mostly of women) occur in the workplace?Power,says researcher Debbie Doughe who conducted a study in conjunction with a large Midwester health care organization. It was the common answer. It came up repeatedly,says Dougherty, a specialist in communica- tions and power in organizations. She also found that men and women understand the idea of power differently, and that difference in understanding may play an important part in the persistence of harassing behavior in the workplace: For most men, power is something that belongs to superiors-managers and supervisors-who can harass because they possess the power to do so. By definition, a male coworker cannot actually harass a female coworker whos at the same level because he doesnt possess sufficient power over her. Women, on the other hand, see power as something that can be introduced into a relationship as it develops; its something more than the mere formal authority built into the superiors job description. Harassment can be initiated by anyone whos able to create the perception of power. Continue Case Questions 1. In light of the research discussed in this case, in your opinion, how should sexual harassment be punished? 2. What laws relate most closely to sexual harassment? 3. What legal protection, if any, should exist to protect an innocent individual from false charges of sexual harass- ment? 4. How might sexual harassment relate to bullying? 
CLOSING CASE Power Plays at Work Recent research shows that more than 30 percent of female workers in the United States have been harassed at work-virtually all of them by men. Forty-three percent identified the male harasser as a supervisor, 27 percent as an employee senior to them, and 19 percent as a coworker at the same level. In 2012 (the last year for which there is complete data), nearly 13,000 charges of sexual harassment were filed with the EEOC, 84 percent of them by women. 
Why does sexual harassment (mostly of women) occur in the workplace?Power,says researcher Debbie Doughe who conducted a study in conjunction with a large Midwester health care organization. It was the common answer. It came up repeatedly,says Dougherty, a specialist in communica- tions and power in organizations. She also found that men and women understand the idea of power differently, and that difference in understanding may play an important part in the persistence of harassing behavior in the workplace: For most men, power is something that belongs to superiors-managers and supervisors-who can harass because they possess the power to do so. By definition, a male coworker cannot actually harass a female coworker whos at the same level because he doesnt possess sufficient power over her. Women, on the other hand, see power as something that can be introduced into a relationship as it develops; its something more than the mere formal authority built into the superiors job description. Harassment can be initiated by anyone whos able to create the perception of power. Continue Case Questions 1. In light of the research discussed in this case, in your opinion, how should sexual harassment be punished? 2. What laws relate most closely to sexual harassment? 3. What legal protection, if any, should exist to protect an innocent individual from false charges of sexual harass- ment? 4. How might sexual harassment relate to bullying? CLOSING CASE Power Plays at Work Recent research shows that more than 30 percent of female workers in the United States have been harassed at work-virtually all of them by men. Forty-three percent identified the male harasser as a supervisor, 27 percent as an employee senior to them, and 19 percent as a coworker at the same level. In 2012 (the last year for which there is complete data), nearly 13,000 charges of sexual harassment were filed with the EEOC, 84 percent of them by women. Why does sexual harassment (mostly of women) occur in the workplace?”Power,”says researcher Debbie Doughe who conducted a study in conjunction with a large Midwester health care organization. “It was the common answer. It came up repeatedly,”says Dougherty, a specialist in communica- tions and power in organizations. She also found that men and women understand the idea of power differently, and that difference in understanding may play an important part in the persistence of harassing behavior in the workplace: For most men, power is something that belongs to superiors-managers and supervisors-who can harass because they possess the power to do so. By definition, a male coworker cannot actually harass a female coworker who’s at the same level because he doesn’t possess sufficient power over her. Women, on the other hand, see power as something that can be introduced into a relationship as it develops; it’s something more than the mere formal authority built into the superior’s job description. Harassment can be initiated by anyone who’s able to create the perception of power. Continue

1. In my opinion, sexual harassment should be punished by
terminating the employee who was harassing someone in an
organization.
2. The POSH Law of India relates more closely to sexual
harassment. This law is regarding sexual harassment of women at the
workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, Redressal) Act 2013. The
objective of this act is to prevent and protect women against
getting harassed sexually at the workplace.
3. If an innocent individual received a false charge of sexual
harassment, then that person can hire an attorney who knows all the
law related to sexual harassamemt and can help that individual in
sorting out the charges.
4. Sexual harassment doesn’t only mean getting harassed
physically by someone. In fact, sexual harassment can also be in
the form of humiliating, offending, and intimidating someone. When
someone is humiliating a person by saying sex-related words to him
then it can be treated as bullying as well. And hence this way,
sexual harassment relates to bullying.

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