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US Americans Deny Harassment In Their Own Workplace

17:40  30 november  2017
17:40  30 november  2017 Source:   newsweek.com

State, DHS respond to 223 women in national security field speaking out on sexual harassment

  State, DHS respond to 223 women in national security field speaking out on sexual harassment Women who have worked in the national security field are speaking out about having been victims of sexual harassment, abuse or assault or knowing others who are victims . A State Department spokesperson said that the department is updating its sexual harassment training in the wake of recent scandals. "The Department has two anti-harassment policies: one prohibiting sexual or gender-based harassment, and the other prohibiting harassment based on other protected discriminatory bases of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, and genetic information," the spokesperson said.

Americans Deny Harassment In Their Own Workplace . Only 9 percent of Americans believe harassment could be an issue in their office.

Most Americans do not think sexual harassment could possibly be a problem in their own workplace — though pretty much everyone knows it is happening Leigh Corfman said Moore initiated a sexual encounter when he was 32 and she was 14. He has denied all charges and refuses to drop out of the

Most Americans do not think sexual harassment could possibly be a problem in their own workplace — though pretty much everyone knows it is happening everywhere, a new study shows.

Only 9 percent of Americans believe that sexual harassment is a problem in their own workplace, but 80 percent say it is a problem in other workplaces, according to the NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll. The poll was published shortly after Today Show anchor Matt Lauer was fired for accusations of sexual harassment and abuse of female employees.

The NBC news poll surveyed 3,772 adults between Monday and Wednesday, before the Lauer story broke, but well into the national conversation that has been rekindled by harassment and rape accusations against public figures like Harvey Weinstein, would-be Senator Roy Moore, filmmaker James Toback and Lauer. That said, only 46 percent of men surveyed said the recently reported news events made them reflect on their own behavior or attitudes toward women.

Report: GOP congressman used public funds to settle claim

  Report: GOP congressman used public funds to settle claim A report says Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim. He says the Congressional Accountability Act prohibits him from answering the question.Farenthold is now serving his fourth term in the House.

More than four of every five Americans believe that sexual harassment is taking place in the workplace , but most men say they haven't thought The survey found, however, that very few people — just 9 percent of those employed — believe that sexual harassment is a problem in their own office.

Sexual harassment in the workplace in US labor law has been considered a form of discrimination on the basis of sex in the United States since the mid-1970s. There are two forms of sexual harassment recognized by United States law: quid pro quo sexual harassment

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When it comes to reporting sexual harassment in the workplace, 87 percent of individuals surveyed said they would be comfortable stepping forward and 75 percent said their companies are sensitive about workplace harassment.

The widespread realization that people in the industry had known Weinstein harassed women before the reports emerged sparked sexual misconduct accounts against George H.W. Bush, Al Franken and eventually Lauer. It caused people to revisit sexual assault charges against President Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton.

In Alabama, Moore faces charges that he preyed on underage women. Leigh Corfman said Moore initiated a sexual encounter when he was 32 and she was 14. He has denied all charges and refuses to drop out of the Senate race. “I am telling the truth, and you should have the decency to admit it and apologize,” Corfman said Wednesday.

The question remains about whether Republicans will vote for Moore in the December 10 election, but the NBC News poll indicates 45 percent of Republicans would support a politician accused of sexual harassment as long as that person "had excellent leadership skills and shared their views on issues." From the survey, 18 percent of Democrats said they would continue to support a politician accused of sexual misconduct.

Elaine Chao says she’s experienced sexual harassment .
But she says, "Things change, times change and it's not worth my while to go back and revisit those negative moments""I think that's a dirty little secret that a lot of women have held for a long time," Chao said Tuesday afternoon during Politico's Women Rule Summit. "Many of us, especially I think in years past, have experienced it. But the environment was very different.

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