In 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) commissioned a study on sexual harassment. The researchers were tasked with determining whether workers in certain workplaces were more apt to be discriminated against than others and if so, what could be done about it. The Select Task Force uncovered some alarming trends while performing their research.
If there's one topic that's been the focus of many newscasts during the past few years, it's the Me Too Movement (#MeToo). It's now discussed even more frequently in the news since the trial of famed former Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has gotten underway. What you may not realize though is how this movement got started long before his accusers came into the spotlight. It's long been a rallying cry for sexual assault victims.
Sexual harassment is more common in the workplace than many might think. This is because often people tend to believe that the only instances of harassment occur when a person is forceful or attempts to make a sexual advance on an employee.
Most people who drive for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft are simply trying to supplement their income or stay busy in retirement. For others, driving is a full-time job. Unfortunately, some of these drivers are predators. In recent years, there have been multiple cases of women being sexually assaulted by drivers.
A sexual abuse episode is hardly an arm’s-length transaction where two parties command equal power and discretion concerning what unfolds. That truth is flatly inherent by the words “perpetrator” and “victim” that routinely emerge in reports concerning such a matter.