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Your Call: Sexual harassment and the consequences of inaction

Aug 10, 2016

On the August 10th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss sexual harassment.

More than 10,000 sexual harassment charges were filed in 2013. But one survey found that 70 percent of women who experience sexual harassment never report it. Despite growing awareness and prevention measures in recent decades, many still fear retaliation and job loss. From Fox News to UC Berkeley, how are major institutions and corporations dealing with sexual harassment? How can we prevent it and improve protections? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Jane Kow, principal of HR Law Consultants

Maya Raghu, Director of Workplace Equality at the National Women’s Law Center

Web Resources:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Filing a Charge of Discrimination

AAUW: Know Your Rights: Workplace Sexual Harassment

AAUW: Protecting Women’s Rights at Work Is Harder than We Hoped

Mother Jones: America's Top Public University Has a Major Sexual-Harassment Problem

Washington Post: What is feminist hero Susan Estrich doing representing Roger Ailes?

The Washington Post: The shifting tide of sexual harassment in science

Everyday Feminist: 6 Steps You Can Take If You’re Being Sexually Harassed at Work

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Workplace Harassment Still a Major Problem Experts Tell EEOC at Meeting

National Women’s Law Center: Reality Check, seventeen million reasons low-wage workers need strong protections from harassment

Feminist Majority: Sexual Harassment Fact Sheet

Frontline: Female Workers Face Rape, Harassment In U.S. Agriculture Industry