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Workplace Harassment of Men

Although women are primarily the victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, men can also experience sexual harassment as well. Often the harassment of men occurs in hyper-masculine or male-dominated workplaces and is reported at a lower rate than incidents of sexual harassment perpetrated on a female victim. As such, organizations should recognise the need for engaging and educating their workforce on issues of sexual harassment and provide targeted interventions to encourage all victims to report incidents if needed. The following peer-reviewed articles and government reports go more in depth on workplace sexual harassment experienced by men and ways in which organizations can support victims regardless of their gender.

McDonald, P., Charlesworth, S. Workplace sexual harassment at the margins. Work, Employment and Society 30(1): 118-134.

Lee, D. Hegemonic Masculinity and Male Feminisation: The sexual harassment of men at work. Journal of Gender Studies 9(2): 141-155.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Charges Alleging Sex-Based Harassment (Charges filed with EEOC) FY 2010 - FY 2020.