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Sexual Harassment at Workplace
A safe and inclusive working environment is important for ensuring employees are able
to work as a team. Although most businesses aspire to have such an environment, cases of
bullying, sexual harassment, and job discrimination may frustrate their desire to have an
effective team. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that occurs at work and may
adversely affect an employee’s personal and professional life. Due to the detrimental effect of
sexual harassment on both businesses and their employees, organizations should implement
stringent measures to deter its occurrence.
According to the Australian Human Rights Commission (2014), sexual harassment refers
to unwelcomed sexual advances or conduct that may occur implicitly or explicitly in a person’s
employment and that can make the victim to feel offended, humiliated, or intimidated. As a
result, sexual harassment can create a hostile work environment which affects the victim’s work
performance. Although treated as an offense that only affects women, sexual harassment can be
perpetrated against men (Australian Human Rights Commission, 2016). Therefore, the
elimination of these form of violence improves the welfare of all employees irrespective of their
gender.
Sexual harassment can have extremely serious consequences on its victims as well as
those working with them. In some cases, harassed individuals may lose their jobs if they fail to
give in to the sexual demands of the offender (Salman, Abdullah, & Saleem, 2016). In most
cases, the harassed employees are traumatized and suffer emotional breakdowns. As a result,
they are usually unable to perform their duties properly (Minnesota Advocates for Human
Rights, 2003). According to Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights (2003), most victims of

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Running head: SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORKPLACE Sexual Harassment at Workplace Student’s Name Institution Affiliation 1 SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORKPLACE 2 Sexual Harassment at Workplace A safe and inclusive working environment is important for ensuring employees are able to work as a team. Although most businesses aspire to have such an environment, cases of bullying, sexual harassment, and job discrimination may frustrate their desire to have an effective team. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that occurs at work and may adversely affect an employee’s personal and professional life. Due to the detrimental effect of sexual harassment on both businesses and their employees, organizations should implement stringent measures to deter its occurrence. According to the Australian Human Rights Commission (2014), sexual harassment refers to unwelcomed sexual advances or conduct that may occur implicitly or explicitly in a person’s employment and that can make the victim to feel offended, humiliated, or intimidated. As a result, sexual harassment can create a hostile work environment which affects the victim’s work performance. Although treated as an offense that o ...
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