International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 9, Part G (2016)
Sexual harassment at workplace
As increasing numbers of women have joined the labor force over the last 3 decades, what has also increased is their vulnerability to unwanted attention at the workplace. Sexual Harassment is defined according to Wikipedia (2009), as an intimidation, bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors. In some situations, sexual harassment is known to be illegal may be described as simple irritating situations to full blown sexual abuse. It is a form of illegal employment discrimination in many countries. Preventing the crime of sexual harassment has been a main goal among many companies around the world Sometimes people in authority misuse their power to harass women. There are many women who have faced sexual harassment at some point of time, maybe in the office or on her way to work. They're forced to keep quiet because if they make a noise about it they are subject to worse crimes like assault (grievous, indecent, etc.) and rape, acid attack, etc especially in India. Thus it's the employers' foremost responsibility and ours too, to develop absolute intolerance against sexual harassment at workplace and elsewhere respectively. We all know the wonderful & important role a woman plays in a traditional Indian family. She is a responsible homemaker and a soft hearted hard worker. She is also the 21st Century woman; independent, confident & making successful forward strides in many fields. But when there are so many crimes against women happening daily, so much gender inequality, sexual harassment and hostile environment at her workplace, does India really want to give her the freedom of equality & safeguard her fundamental rights?
How to cite this article:
Jaswant Deora. Sexual harassment at workplace. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(9): 486-489.