With the rise of the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment has been a major news story over the past year or so. Women and men have discussed their own personal experiences with sexual harassment, sometimes in gut-wrenching detail. The consensus is that sexual harassment is something no one should have to put up with. But, what exactly is sexual harassment? This blog post will describe sexual harassment in more detail.
It was a little over a year ago that many people began sharing their sexual harassment stories in response to several high-profile individuals being accused of sexual harassment. People may be wondering whether this heightened profile has also resulted in more complaints to the government about illegal sexual harassment. Some figures recently released by the federal government show that this may indeed have happened.
If a single news story has dominated the 2018 headlines, it's been sexual harassment in the workplace. One would think that awareness of the issue is at an all-time high, yet studies show that the problem itself is as prevalent as ever.