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Sexual Harassment Archives

Gretchen Carlson to testify before Congress on sexual harassment

Minnesota native and ex-Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit six months ago, alleging that she was sexually harassed by Roger Ailes, who was network chief at the time. Alies was subsequently let go from his job, but not before trying to force the case into arbitration, which would have kept witnesses, including other women reportedly harassed by Alies, from testifying. The case was ultimately resolved in September, to the tune of a $20 million settlement.

How can victims of workplace sexual harassment address the issue?

Being sexually harassed at work can make a person feel scared, angry, humiliated and ashamed. Minnesota workers in such a situation may want to address the issue, but may not know where to start. They may even be wrongfully told that they have no options with regard to ending the harassment. However, that is not true. The following are some steps that victims of sexual harassment in the workplace can take to address the issue and protect their rights.

Despite difficulties, reporting sexual harassment may be worth it

People in Minneapolis may recall the $20 million sexual harassment settlement between Gretchen Carlson, who was working as an anchor for Fox News, and Roger Ailes, who was the Fox News chief at the time of the reported events. Carlson has since announced that she will move on from being a news anchor to advocate against arbitration clauses in many employment contracts that require that sexual harassment claims be resolved in a private manner.

4 Signs You're Being Sexually Harassed In The Workplace

When it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, many women keep quiet about serious issues rather than risk being viewed as whiner or complainer to colleagues or management. Or perhaps they just aren't sure it counts as sexual harassment so they don't want to speak up because they are afraid they are just being paranoid.

What kinds of sexual harassment might a Minnesota worker face?

Being the victim of sexual harassment while on the job can make your life miserable, and could even lead you to consider quitting your job. Minnesota workers may find that they experience two different kinds of harassment: quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment harassment.

Minnesota prison warden let go for committing sexual harassment

Allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace need to be taken seriously and be thoroughly investigated and dealt with in an appropriate manner. Offensive sexual comments, inappropriate touching or demanding sexual favors can all lead to a toxic work environment that has a seriously damaging effects on the victim of harassment. It is important to hold those who sexually harass co-workers responsible, including taking the appropriate disciplinary actions.

6 things nurses should do if sexually harassed

Despite having policies against it, the workplace sees far too many incidents of sexual harassment, many of which go unreported. As a nurse, you are probably concerned about harassment from two fronts: your co-workers and your patients. Many nurses admit that most of them go through sexual harassment at some point in their career, but that doesn't mean this behavior is acceptable or should be tolerated.

Defining sexual harassment in the workplace

One might think that these days, with all the awareness out there about sexual harassment in the workplace, is not a big issue anymore. However, nothing could be further from the truth. It is still an issue, and it is more than just men harassing women. Sexual harassment can occur between any two co-workers. Men can harass women, women can harass men, men can harass men and women can harass women.

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