Sexual harassment at work
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT 9
|¨ Sexual harassment at the workplaces consists of both blackmailing a person into providing sexual favours or creating an environment in which she or he finds it hard to work.
¨ Sexual harassment takes many forms: verbal (comments, jokes); psychological (creating anxiety by staring or calling at odd hours); sexual gestures; unwanted touch and attempts to force sex.
¨ No one is immune—from farm or domestic workers to those in jobs where they are trained in self-defence to senior executives and government officers.
¨ Fear of criticism and reprisal means harassment goes unreported and unpunished.