The Silencing of Sexual Harassment

Bloomberg Businessweek

This article discusses trends in workplace sexual harassment, including an upswing in the number of companies requiring new hires to arbitrate sexual harassment complaints as a condition of employment. Littler shareholder Joe Harkins comments on the shift in the types of sexual harassment claims being filed, stating that there are more complaints from employees about bosses who make sexual remarks or send inappropriate e-mails and text messages rather than egregious harassment where sex is demanded of an employee who wants a promotion, raise, or to retain a job.

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