Workplace sexual harassment at the margins

McDonald, Paula K. & Charlesworth, Sara (2016) Workplace sexual harassment at the margins. Work, Employment and Society, 31(1), pp. 118-134.

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Abstract

Men are overwhelmingly responsible for sexual harassment against women in the workplace. However, the literature also points to less typical manifestations, including sexual harassment by men of other men and by women of men or other women. This article examines these atypical forms of sexual harassment, drawing on a census of all formal sexual harassment complaints lodged with Australian equal opportunity commissions over a six-month period. The analysis reveals some important distinctions and similarities across groups of atypical complaints, as well as between atypical groups and ‘classic’ sexual harassment complaints where men harass women. The article contributes to the relatively undeveloped literature on these less visible forms of sexual harassment and highlights both theoretical and pragmatic challenges in better understanding workplace sexual harassment ‘at the margins’.

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ID Code: 84686
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Complaint Management, Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, Workplace Sexual Harassment
DOI: 10.1177/0950017014564615
ISSN: 1469-8722
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
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Deposited On: 08 Jun 2015 23:07
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2016 05:12

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