A Study on Sexual Harassment Amongst the Employees and Strategies of Its Elimination

  • Sarnitha Balasubramanian, Aruna A.R


Workplace harassment is outlined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that expressly or implicitly have an effect on an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance; or creates a daunting, hostile or offensive work environment.” The objectives of the research is to study and understand regarding harassment amongst the employees and methods to eliminate. The research method followed is descriptive research. The data is collected through a questionnaire and the sample size is 1527. Convenience sampling method is adopted in the study to collect the data. The samples were collected from the general public with special reference to Chennai region. The independent variables are gender, income level and education level of respondents. The dependent variables ill effects and means of reducing sexual harassment. The researcher used graphs to analyze the data collected. From the study it is evident that females are not feeling safe enough to report any incidents of sexual harassment and framing a clear policy alone won't be sufficient to curb sexual harassment  practices at workplace.