Sexual Harassment Still Pervasive in the Workplace


Want to hear a collective groan throughout your office? Mention a mandatory sexual harassment meeting. "Nobody ever wants to sit through that three-hour seminar of old, grainy videos and lectures," says human resource manager Karen Holt.

And yet, sexual harassment continues to be a pervasive force in the workplace. And no, it is not confined to politicians, members of the clergy, movie stars or professional athletes.

According to an AOL Jobs Survey, one in six persons has been sexually harassed in the workplace. Out of those harassed, 43 percent say it was from a manager and 51 percent say it was from a peer. Only 35 percent of people harassed reported it; women (47 percent) are more likely to do so than men (21 percent).

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