Sexual Harassment In The Workplace: Recognize It and Stop It
Date(s): March 29, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM EST - 9:00 PM EST
Sun E. Choi
Recently, a new poll published in October 2017 from the Wall Street Journal and
NBC News found 48% of female workers said they had personally experienced sexual harassment at work. Meanwhile, 41% of employed men said they’d witnessed sexual harassment occur at work. And 67% said they believe that sexual harassment takes place in most or almost all work environments, including 62% of men and 71% of women. Very little seems to have changed since similar polls in 1991 where 63% of Americans said they thought sexual harassment happened in most or almost all workplaces. However, now with the spotlight on scandals and firings of powerful men such as Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer, it appears that a shift is occurring in both men and women. Overall, 49 percent of men said the stories of this fall had caused them to think about their own behavior and how they interact with women. And 44 percent of women said the stories made them want to share their own past personal experiences about how they had been treated as a woman.
This event will explore the recent cases of holding powerful men accountable for sexual harassment and to consider whether they are breakthroughs in workplace transformation or mere flickers in time. What can we in the legal profession do to ensure these events and the advent of #MeToo, #TimesUp, #Equality movements transform our workplace and advance equality to permanence.
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