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While in the Workplace, Can Older Women be Held Accountable for the Sexual Harassment of Younger Men?

While in the Workplace, Can Older Women be Held Accountable for the Sexual Harassment of Younger Men?

employee Sexual HarassmentQuestion:

The majority of co-workers employed at my company are older women with the exception of a few younger males which are in subordinate positions & paired closely with older dominant female personalities. The company has a sexual harassment policy but chooses not to uphold it when males become victims of a hostile working environment. The touching & feeling of the younger males is very common among the women in the workplace who never have to answer for their actions.

Answer:

Without question, men are protected from sexual harassment just as much as women are. Even if the company has a history of ignoring complaints, it is important to go through the complaint process as set forth by the company. At the same time, a harassed employee needs to seek legal counsel to advise them on what steps to take.

This legal question was provided by Avvo and answered by Al Richardson an experienced New Jersey Employment Lawyer.  This does not consent an attorney client relationship.

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