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Sexual Harassment Archives

Changes to long-standing policy in favor of employees

When an employee is the victim of harassment either by a coworker or superior, settling the case is often a complicated process of working through private arbitration to protect the identity of the victim while giving the company the best chance at maintaining its reputation. For many victims in Missouri, these efforts to provide both parties with protection may feel more like an effort to protect their employer without a second thought for the harassment they have endured. 

Sexual harassment is damaging on a company-wide level

When people arrive at their job each day in Missouri, they expect to perform their responsibilities in an environment that is safe and free of discrimination. However, there are undoubtedly times when people behave poorly toward each other which can ultimately result in feelings of discomfort, anxiety and even hostility in severe cases. Intervening before these issues create a danger is a primary goal of many companies and one that can be achieved with the timely implementation of policies designed to protect employees. 

Can enforcing a dress code be sexual harassment?

Most employers in Kansas City may attempt to establish a baseline standard when it comes to workplace expectations. Included in those expectations may be a dress code. While not everyone may be happy with a company's dress code, company representatives are entitled to enforce it. Could there be situations, however, where the enforcement of a company dress code constitutes sexual harassment

How can my employer create an inclusive work environment?

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a huge issue these days. Along with being unethical, it can also land employers in hot water from a legal perspective. That’s why it’s so important for workplaces to strive to be inclusive, which entails making all workers feel welcomed. Entrepreneur offers the following tips in this case, which can create a better environment overall at one's place of work.

How should sexual harassment be handled in the workplace?

Sexual harassment in the workplace is very serious concern. A hostile working environment diminishes employee morale, causes stress, and can ultimately lead to serious legal reprisal. Because this issue is so serious it’s incumbent upon managers and other higher-ups to deal with claims of sexual harassment in the appropriate manner. explains how supervisors can prevent sexual harassment from taking its toll on their employees.

Can men be sexually harassed at work?

It’s true that a vast majority of sexual harassment in the workplace involves women. However, numerous men have also fallen victim to these offenses and they can have devastating effects on both professionally and at home. offers the following example of how male sexual harassment occurs and what can be done about it. 

How to identify sexual harassment at work

While sexual harassment may seem cut and dry, this is not always the case. In fact, some workers are subject to harassment and are not fully aware of it, although these actions may make them feel uncomfortable. Being able to identify ill-treatment is crucial for putting a stop to it, which is why Business Insider offers the following information.  

Understanding workplace sexual harassment

Unfortunately, workplace sexual harassment remains a continuing problem in Missouri, just as it does in all other states. While it comes in a wide range of forms and behaviors, workplace sexual harassment always involves unwanted work-related sexual conduct and/or advances perpetrated by one person against another.

Can sexual harassment occur via social media?

In this increasingly digitized world employers must take extra steps to prevent sexual harassment from occurring. This includes tamping down on harassment that takes place over social media, which is becoming more and more common among workers. offers the following advice in this case, which can help both employers as well as employees cut back on instances of harassment in the workplace.

When sexual harassment is ignored or denied

For sexual harassment victims, there may be many challenges to work through. As if being subjected to sexual harassment is not tough enough, some victims face additional problems. For example, sexual harassment in the workplace may be completely ignored by managers and co-workers, resulting in a particular individual being subjected to sexual harassment relentlessly. In the event that a victim decides to stand up for themselves, their claims may be rejected and perpetrators and even witnesses may deny that any sexual harassment occurred. Our law office knows how upsetting this can be from a victim's standpoint, but it is crucial to remain committed to seeking justice.

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