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Harassment On The Job

Harassment on the job can take the form of any of several offensive behaviors by an employer or co-worker.  It typically refers to acts found threatening or those objectionable acts found to be beyond those accepted by society.  Harassment my take the form of spreading lies about an employee or the receiving of unwanted sexual advances, particularly unwanted sexual advances that may place the employee in a potentially disadvantageous position.

What is considered harassment in one local may not be harassment in another.  It is often defined by the social norms of the country in question.  For instance, in many countries just insulting a religion in the workplace is considered to be harassment and has legal consequences.  In more open societies, such comments may be allowed without consequence.  These differences render the definition of harassment on the job difficult to define without specifying the country and local region.  Some anti-defamation groups may provide definitions of harassment that vary widely from the legal definition in the same local.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace typically involves unwanted sexual advances that could be considered intimidating, offensive or threatening to an employee.  In most cultures, including the U.S., there is legal recourse for any employee experiencing sexual harassment.

Since sexual interaction is a normal behavior in society, the definition of sexual harassment in the workplace is often a fuzzy and controversial subject.  Typically, sexual harassment can include the touching of an employee's private parts, sexual jokes or comments, lewd remarks, etc.  Even commenting on an employee's physical appearance could be considered sexual harassment by some employers and employees.

There are a number of ways that sexual harassment can occur.  The victim does not have to be a woman but can also be a man and the harasser can be a person of the same sex.  The victim may be harassed by a customer, supervisor, co-worker, schoolmate, teacher or practically anyone.  The victim may not be the one harassed by the offensive behavior and while the harassment may effect the victim the actions don't necessarily need to effect the victim to be a violation of the law.  Often, the one doing the harassing is totally unaware that their behavior is being construed as offensive and could be considered to be unlawful and subject to severe consequences.

Many companies have learned that sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious problem and have taken steps to protect workers and the company from such charges and harassment on the job.


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ExNexus Employee Acquitted Of Computer Harassment Business The Daily Progress
Ex Nexus employee acquitted of computer harassment Business The Daily Progress STAUNTON A former Nexus Services employee was acquitted of two misdemeanor charges of computer harassment of a current Nexus employee Thursday and more raquo

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New York Magazine Mark Zuckerberg Shut Down an Anonymous Facebook Group Because Employees Were Harassing Each Other Over New York Magazine Which is why it39s not surprising to hear the company shut down an internal discussion group, Facebook Anon, following employee harassment surrounding the 2016 election. The group was founded by several employees back in May of 2015, Business Facebook Can39t Stop Online Harassment Even In Their Private Chat RoomsUPROXX Facebook shut down an anonymous group used by its Trump supporting employees after people started harassing one Business Insider Facebook shut down an internal pro Trump discussion group because of harassment, says reportCNBC International Business Times Fox News CNET Wall Street Journal all 124 news articles raquo

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Canceled An Allhands Meeting About Gender Controvers...
The Verge Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled an all hands meeting about gender controversy due to employee worries of Recode Google CEO Sundar Pichai has canceled the company39s much anticipated meeting to talk about gender issues today. The move came after some of its employees expressed concern over online harassment they had begun to receive after their questions and Google town hall meeting canceled after days of online harassmentThe Verge Google39s Sundar Pichai cancels internal meeting on gender issues in light of online harassment concernsTechCrunch As employees fear online harassment, Google cancels gender issues meetingSiliconANGLE News blog Inc.com The Independent Gizmodo YouTube all 667 news articles raquo

SoFi Employee Says He Was Fired For Reporting Sexual Bloomberg
Bloomberg SoFi Employee Says He Was Fired for Reporting Sexual Bloomberg Social Finance Inc., a startup that specializes in refinancing student loans, is being sued by an employee who claims that he was fired for reporting sexual Male employee sues hot startup SoFi Business InsiderBusiness Insider One popular idea about how to fix Silicon Valley harassmentLadders all 5 news articles raquo

SoFi Is Being Sued By An Employee Claiming He Was Fired For Reporting Sexual ...
Fortune SoFi Is Being Sued by an Employee Claiming He Was Fired for Reporting Sexual Harassment Fortune A former employee of the lending startup Social Finance, better known as SoFi, has filed a California lawsuit alleging that he was fired for reporting sexual harassment of female coworkers. The plaintiff39s lawyer says a broader class action lawsuit

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