Reasons why no harassment is accidental

Amid many high-profile sexual harassment claims in recent years, there have been common sentiments of anger and frustration, but also fear. Some people argue that the law is becoming oversensitive to flirtation and friendliness and that people could accidentally be...

Sexual harassment can come in many different forms

If you are feeling uncomfortable at work because of unwanted advances from a co-worker, you might think that the behavior is simply too subtle to be classed as sexual harassment. However, sexual harassment can come in many different forms and in varying degrees of...

Fear of retaliation can discourage harassment reporting

If you have been involved in an uncomfortable situation at work, and you believe that you have been sexually harassed, it is important that you take this very seriously. Sexual harassment should never be tolerated in any environment, and the workplace, in particular,...

Understanding sexual harassment in Pennsylvania

If you are an employee in a Pennsylvania workplace, it is important to understand the ways in which you are protected by the law. Across the United States, workers are protected by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is in...

Dealing with a sexual harassment allegation

When an employee accuses a colleague or manager of sexual harassment, the investigation is often handled within the company. In some cases, companies will bring in an independent investigator to help ensure that the investigation is impartial -- perhaps because the...

What constitutes sexual harassment?

Most people think of employment-related sexual harassment as something that happens in person through comments, unwanted touching or unwanted sexual advances. However, sexual harassment can also happen in written form, textual form, electronic form and through voice...