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Dealing With Problem of Sexual Harassment at Workplace in the Lucknow City

Journal of Strategic Human Resource Management

Volume 5 Issue 2

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: S. K. Kaushal, Gurvinder Kaur, Rakesh Kumar | Author(s) Affiliation: Department of Business Administration, University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Abstract

The issue of sexual harassment is highly sensitive and reactive. It is so intimate and personal, involving both sex and power. Generally females are harassed by opposite sexes. When they encountered the problem of sexual harassment, they generally hesitate and do not report sexual harassment. The problem of sexual harassment, if not addressed, will worsen the situation and become more difficult to remedy as the time goes on. At workplace, employers are responsible for providing their employees a work environment that does not discriminate and is free of harassment. Men have dominated, harassed, assaulted women wherever they found women weak. This era is full of opportunity for all women and they are realizing their capability. We are hoping what we hope for are no gender biasness, no harassment, and safe place to work. The time has changed now and many places are free from the act of sexual harassment. The objective of the present study is to discuss the issue of sexual harassment and identify the key factors comprising with it in particular with the female employees in the government and private enterprises in the Lucknow City. Findings shows that many places are safe to work, no harassment, no biasness is there but also there are some places where women feel harassed by man. It has to be kept in mind for both the sexes that our strength is in our voice against sexual harassment. An act provides protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and for the prevention and redressed of complaints of sexual harassment.

Keywords: Workplace, Sexual Harassment, Gender, Women

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