Power and Sexual Harassment

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, understanding why sexual harassment occurs so frequently in the workplace has become a topic of interest among many. Ultimately, most sexual harassment comes down to power.

Men tend to have the highest-paying jobs in the workplace, even in jobs that predominantly employ women. The power imbalance between men and women – with men often holding the power – can oftentimes be attributed to the reason sexual harassment occurs.

Sexual harassment is a persistent problem across many sectors of the workforce – from low-wage to high-wage jobs, sexual harassment occurs. It is most common in the hospitality industry. And, the #MeToo movement has uncovered many sexual harassment complaints in the entertainment and restaurant industries as well.

If you believe you have been sexually harassed or retaliated against for reporting or opposing sexual harassment, please consider contacting the lawyers at the Bullman Law Firm. We represent workers, not employers. Our number is (503) 987-0000. There is no charge for your call.

Source: https://wtop.com/living/2018/10/power-imbalances-myths-make-sexual-harassment-pervasive-at-work/