We have previously written that most incidents of workplace sexual harassment fall broadly into two categories. The first, which we write about often, is known as “hostile work environment.” A harassment victim’s workplace becomes hostile because of a pattern of inappropriate comments, gestures, stares and unwanted touching (among other things).
It is no secret that sex sells. This is, in part, why California has such a booming modeling industry. Girls and young women work very hard to stand out in a profession full of beautiful faces and scantily-clad bodies.
Colleges are supposed to be safe havens where students are free to explore new ideas and gain valuable experience. They are also where most young adults get their first taste of the working world and their potential contribution to it.
Readers of this blog know that sexual harassment is still a big problem in workplaces in California and around the country. You may have even been a victim of sexual harassment or know a colleague who has.