Quid pro quo sexual harassment is one of the worst classifications of sexual harassment that exists. "Quid pro quo" is a Latin term that essentially means "this for that." Indeed, quid pro quo sexual harassment certainly is "this for that." In many cases of sexual harassment, victims are manipulated by their bosses with promises of favors or threats of negative consequences if they don't perform sexual favors.
With the #MeToo movement gaining momentum, more and more employees are coming forward with their stories of on-the-job sexual harassment and abuse. The Model Alliance has recently joined the #MeToo voices with the release of an open letter signed by 100 models, including Milla Jovovich. The letter demands contractual protection for models, so that they don't have to fear being victimized by sexual abuse and harassment.
The need for employers to offer their employees sexual harassment is vital. Given the recent surge in sexual harassment cases to hit the news, it certainly begs the question: If employers were more proactive in educating workers about what sexual harassment, how to refrain from it, how to recognize it and what to do if you've been a victim, would current #MeToo movement even be necessary?
One term has been on the tip of everyone's tongue in recent months: sexual harassment. Employees want to make sure that they're not being victimized by this abuse like their favorite Hollywood stars. Bosses want to make sure that sexual harassment doesn't happen under their watch. And, would-be sexual harassers are trying to curb their behavior so they don't get in trouble or lose their careers.
No one wants to have to deal with sexual harassment at their Florida workplaces; however, if employees don't deal with it -- and respond to it -- swiftly and immediately, it could fester into a full-blown and job-threatening problem. Here are three excellent ways to respond to sexual harassment, which could serve to put a stop to it quickly and effectively without needing to report the issue to any superiors.
A deputy employed by the Lee County Sheriff's office has resigned after multiple sexual harassment accusations by his female coworkers. At least ten female employees of the sheriff's office have accused the man thus far, saying that the male staff officer groped them, kissed them and talked dirty to them.
When a woman or man is victimized by sexual harassment at the workplace, he or she will have the right to appeal to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for assistance in defending his or her civil right to a workplace that is free of such abuse. The EEOC, however, protects workers from a lot more than sexual harassment. It comes to the aid of workers suffering from all manner of injustices including:
If you've been seriously victimized by sexual harassment, there's no reason why you should continue to put up with the abuse. First of all, the law is on your side, and you can speak up to make the abuse stop. Secondly, the law will protect you from any kind of negative retaliation in response to your bringing attention to the abuse.
With the #metoo movement, which has unfolded over social media during the last several months, many Florida residents have become more aware of sexual harassment than ever before. What some Florida residents may have realized -- like the many Hollywood celebrities who have come forward -- is that they too have been victimized by sexual harassment.
If someone were to tell you that United States taxpayers have paid for hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of sexual harassment settlements, the idea would seem ridiculous. The fact is, it's true.