Sexual Harassment and Protection of Males in the Workplaces

  • Kumar Karan
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  • Kumar Karan

    LL.M. Student at Chanakya National Law University, Patna, India

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Sexual harassment is a pervasive issue in workplaces worldwide, and while much attention has been given to the experiences of female victims, there is a growing recognition of the prevalence of sexual harassment against males. This abstract explores the dynamics of sexual harassment targeting males in professional settings and addresses the need for comprehensive protection measures. The study delves into the various forms of harassment that males may encounter, including verbal, physical, and non-verbal behaviors, and the impact on their mental health and professional well-being. The research investigates the existing legal frameworks and organizational policies designed to prevent and address sexual harassment, with a specific focus on how these measures may or may not adequately protect male employees. It also examines societal perceptions and stereotypes that contribute to the underreporting of male victimization and the challenges they face when seeking support. The abstract highlights the importance of fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace culture that encourages open communication and discourages tolerance of any form of harassment. It advocates for gender-neutral policies and awareness campaigns that educate both employees and employers about the significance of preventing sexual harassment against all genders. Additionally, the abstract explores the role of bystander intervention, training programs, and confidential reporting mechanisms in creating safer work environments. Recommendations for policymakers, employers, and individuals are provided to enhance the effectiveness of existing measures and promote a culture of respect and equality in workplaces. In conclusion, this abstract aims to contribute to the ongoing discourse on sexual harassment by shedding light on the experiences of males and emphasizing the necessity of inclusive policies to ensure the protection and well-being of all employees, regardless of gender.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 1632 - 1640


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