SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK PLACE: ARE YOU SAFE?

Authors

  • Anila Naveed
  • Ambreen Tharani
  • Nasreen Alwani

Abstract

In today’s world women are increasingly participating in the realm of work force, yet they are facingmany obstacles in their way. Sexual harassment is one of those obstacles. Sexual harassment at workplace is prevalent in every society. It could happen to anyone but women are the targeted victims.Sexual harassment is considered as a traumatic event and the victim may end up in having physicaland mental sufferings that hinders a person to work effectively. At an organisational level this mayresult in decrease work effectiveness, decreased work productivity, high absenteeism, high turnover,and low staff morale. Hence there is a need that, organisations and government should look seriouslyinto this matter. Proper education and training programs should be developed to deal with theseissues. The goal must be both to deal with sexual harassment incidents effectively and to prevent theoccurrence of future incidents.Keywords: work place, harassment, training programs

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Published

2010-09-01