Sexual harassment at work: a leadership problem

Celina McEwen*, Alison Pullen, Carl Rhodes

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Sexual violence against women in the workplace remains rife and poorly addressed. Sexual harassment is often perpetrated by leaders, managers, or supervisors as the result of abusive power relations. Recognising and addressing the cultural tolerance for sexual violence in organizations and society is one of the steps in addressing this issue. In this paper, we argue that violence is normalised through leadership practices. We suggest that leadership against sexual harassment is essential for organizational redress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalRevista de Administração de Empresas
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

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