"When a workplace atmosphere becomes overrun with typical, yet offensive, harassing behavior such as referring to workers as 'chick' and 'baby', making explicit comments about a worker's shape or figure and the like, it's difficult to get those in positions of authority to see it as a problem - especially if they themselves are the ringleaders of this kind of behavior," says Shegerian.
"Often workers are forced into silence and end up simply going along to get along," Shegerian went on to say. "It's important for workers to realize, though, that even if they feel pressured to endure a harassing environment, they don't have to do so inevitably. Every worker has the right to work in an environment free of sexual harassment, whether overt or subtle. At any point, they can take a stand for their rights, knowing that the law is on their side."
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