To perform the study, researchers interviewed 115 high school teenagers. They found that 37 percent of boys and 54 percent of girls had been sexually harassed at work at least once over the past two years.
Most of our Detroit blog readers are probably well aware of the fact that a boss or supervisor who inappropriately touches or talks to them at work has committed sexual harassment. But when such behavior takes place outside of the workplace, whether it constitutes harassment is not always entirely clear.
An interesting study has found that women who are sexually harassed are often "double victimized" by friends, coworkers and others who think that the woman somehow "asked for it" or did not do enough to prevent the sexual harassment from occurring.
Earlier this month, it was learned that the commander of the Florida-based warship USS The Sullivans had the dubious honor of becoming one of the 12 or so naval officers who have been stripped of their positions so far this year.
In August 2010, Mark Hurd resigned as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard. That same week, he settled with a woman who claimed that she was sexually harassed while she was a contractor for Hewlett-Packard.
Around this time of year, many employers throw holiday parties for their employees. Although social activities like this are a nice gesture, it should go without saying they cannot and should not be a basis for making employees feel discriminated against if they choose not to participate.
Many Detroit readers are probably already familiar with Herman Cain, the former Godfather's Pizza executive who, this fall, came out of nowhere to emerge as a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination.
The Detroit Public Schools District recently reached a settlement with a former superintendent who claimed that the district's then-board president inappropriately touched himself as the two of them met to discuss the superintendent's employment contract.
As we discussed in our last post, sexual harassment is unfortunately alive and well in our society. The latest example? The case of a Utah woman who was allegedly told to wear revealing clothing while at work.
Readers in Bloomfield Hills might think that sexual harassment is an aspect of a bygone era. People see it on "Mad Men," for instance, but often think it does not happen anymore because people know it is illegal, morally wrong and degrading.