Describing the research problem
The aim of this research proposal is to put forward a review of sexual harassment that women face at the workplace. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Human Rights to equality in workplace. It is indeed very unfortunate to know that such an issue is still happening in an unrestrained manner in today’s world.
In this report, sexual harassment will be first defined. Moreover, emphasis will be laid on the main issue of this research, that is, sexual harassment at work against women. Finally, we will examine how and why harassment occurs and the possible solutions to combat this issue at the workplace. We are targeting better ...view middle of the document...
It is true that sexual harassment will not halt by simply ignoring it. On the contrary, this ignorance will encourage harassers to continue and even excel in their wrongdoing. We will even try to highlight the fact that when sexual harassment occurs, it is the duty of the employer to protect and support the victims. Studies and journals show that more women are prone to sexual harassment than men. Our study is also aiming to know and prove whether this finding is correct or not.
Furthermore, the purpose of our study is to highlight the fact that companies need to have disciplinary measures which will help in reducing sexual harassment and avoid future incidents of this nature in the work place. Discipline should act as a catalyst in the prevention and gradual elimination of sexual harassment. It should be clear to workers that this type of unethical behavior will not be tolerated at work. There should be different rules to deal with different situations. For example, where minor cases of sexual harassment are concerned, the harasser can be reprimanded and warned. However, in extreme cases, severe disciplinary actions like termination, demotion, reduction of wages, suspension, transfer or reassignment should be taken without any hesitation.
Why the research is important
Indeed, this research is going to be beneficial for a large segment of people. First of all, it will be highly relevant to the working population, both from the public and private sectors- as we are targeting female employees from both public and private companies. They will be given a broader view of what sexual harassment actually is, how and why it occurs and also how to combat it effectively.
Furthermore, it is also going to be very relevant to future working populations, which is, to university students, mainly female students, who will soon be graduating and eventually having their first step in employment. Being new and inexperienced, these fresh graduates normally take some time to adapt to the working environment- and on top of that if they have problems relating to sexual harassment, the first option that they will consider is to resign from their jobs. But, this is surely not the best solution; instead, they should be taught to better understand the issue and how to curb it within the working environment.