In order to properly grasp the concept of harassment, you must begin by attempting to understand what harassment generally entails. This is primarily established by ascertaining the meaning of the aforementioned term. Upon scrutiny, you will see that the phrase ‘harassment’ is loosely coined to include any form of conduct in a community ( say, a workplace) that puts the aggrieved party in an unlawfully prejudiced position.
In many cases, harassment manifests in the workplace. In this day and age, women and minority groups tend to bear the brunt of harassment. Therefore, the purpose of harassment training lies first and foremost in identifying the tort ( legal jargon for ‘wrong); identifying situations where the tort most frequently occurs; then ascertaining legal mechanisms to combat the same.
Studies show that sexual harassment in the workplace is a practice that is very much alive in offices world over. Sexism plays a great role in the continuance of workplace harassment. Of course, there’s the traditional chauvinism to contend with; but let’s not forget that men too find themselves in this position. This is especially so when the male in question works in an environment dominated by the other sex. A case in point would be where Doris( a hypothetical lady) fails to get a job as the emergency doctor in a lumbering company an instead Jake( also a hypothetical character) gets the job even though he has way less experience with physical trauma injury as an ER doctor. Conversely, David may lose out on a job as an air-host when competing with Jane for the same job.