Awareness about discrimination in the workplace is ever increasing. Workers are speaking out more about the unfair treatment they receive based on a protected class, such as gender, race, religion or disability. Society tends to accept or understand these cases best when the discrimination is very blatant or involves a historically disadvantaged minority group.
Boca Raton workers facing sexual harassment on the job may wonder what drives their employers to engage in or permit this type of threatening or hostile conduct. Some theories hold that powerful men are prone to harass their female subordinates because they feel entitled to exercise their power over others and enjoy a narcissistic thrill, especially when the women in question are afraid to resist. However, some research indicates that one common cause of sexual harassment is the insecurity of male bosses.
The #MeToo movement began with a series of sexual harassment allegations in the film industry, but it didn't stop there. Employees throughout Florida and the rest of the country are now voicing their concerns about harassment in the workplace. In the wake of these allegations, many major corporations have taken a fresh look at their sexual harassment policies.
"Blowing the whistle" on workplace behaviors such as illegal investments or falsifying earnings can be an intimidating undertaking. In fact, there may be large numbers of potential whistleblowers spread across many industries, but only a few will shine light onto unethical behaviors.
While there is a greater emphasis on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, harassment training programs are still likely to fail. There are six key reasons why Florida companies and others may miss the mark when it comes to educating their workers about this problem. First, employees may suspect that their employers are conducting the training to satisfy legal requirements, and that is a sure way to get them to tune out.
The #MeToo movement has thrown a spotlight on workplace sexual harassment, an all-too-common experience for many women on the job in Florida. The news stories about high-profile celebrities, politicians and others involved in harassing their co-workers, assistants and fellow stars have drawn attention to the ongoing struggles faced by women in jobs of all kinds. The national discussion has also led many organizations and companies to look for solutions to the problem, as sexual harassment training programs have been shown to be somewhat ineffective.