HOUSTON, Texas. According to Click2Houston, more workers in Houston are asking “What is sexual harassment?” and “What can I do about it?” The #metoo movement has made more people aware of the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace. Yet, some individuals may worry about the potential repercussions of reporting harassment. Others may not know whether they have experienced harassment. Is a co-worker asking you out on a date harassment? Is a crude remark harassment?
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HOUSTON, Texas. Time Magazine recently announced its coveted “Person of the Year” cover. The people of the year for 2017 are the silence breakers—those who bravely spoke up about sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. The Hollywood Harvey Weinstein scandal has shed light on the difficulty women face across many industries. After all, not all women have the power, prestige, and access to the media that stars have. Yet, Time notes that if female movie stars couldn’t stop a sexual harasser and assaulter for so many years, how much more difficult must it be for women who work in the food industry or for those who work in other jobs where the chance of reprisal is much higher?
HOUSTON, Texas. According to the New York Times, NBC fired Matt Lauer just hours after a woman reported that Lauer had made inappropriate sexual advances. NBC claimed that this was the first complaint it had received against the popular host of the Today show, but that the company had reason to believe that this was not an isolated incident. In fact, the Atlantic reports that NBC had been aware for months that reporters were working on stories regarding sexual harassment accusations against Lauer. In the days and weeks to come, we’ll likely learn more about the nature of the allegations against Lauer. Right now, Lauer’s firing has shocked many in America who have been watching him for two decades.