Sexual Harassment of Men at Workplace

Aanchal and Adarsh Pandey
School of Law, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies

Volume III, Issue IV, 2020

Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance or conduct on the job that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Any conduct of a sexual nature that makes an employee uncomfortable has the potential to be sexual harassment. The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, manager, or co-worker. An employer may even be liable for harassment by a nonemployee (such as a vendor or customer), depending on the circumstances.

The current study will investigate men’s experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace, including sexually advancing harassment (e.g., unwanted touching) and gender harassment (e.g., derogatory comments). It will examine the associations among engaging in feminist activism, being a sexual minority (e.g., gay, bisexual), and working in an organizational context that tolerates sexual harassment in predicting men’s experiences of harassment. Moreover, it will also examine whether activism was protective against negative personal and professional harassment-related outcomes.

The research work discusses about need for gender neutral laws for sexual harassment in India. The work of doctrinal nature tries to focus on theoretical conceptualizations of sexual harassment as a form of punishment for men who deviate from the prescriptions of traditional masculinity & how organizations would benefit from comprehensive and gender-fair policies and trainings related to workplace sexual harassment.

Keywords: Biasness, Harassment, Gender-Neutral, Masculinity, Regime


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