Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Deviant and Criminal Behavior in the Workplace$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Steven M. Elias

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814722602

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814722602.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 12 April 2021

The Role of Social Power in Sexual Harassment and Job Discrimination

The Role of Social Power in Sexual Harassment and Job Discrimination

Chapter:
(p.178) 8 The Role of Social Power in Sexual Harassment and Job Discrimination
Source:
Deviant and Criminal Behavior in the Workplace
Author(s):

Steven M. Elias

Lindsey A. Gibson

Chet E. Barney

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814722602.003.0008

This chapter explores sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Sexual harassments are all too common in the workplace. Jokes with sexual content, whistling at a woman in a skirt, and soliciting favors of a sexual nature are just a handful of instances where one employee is inappropriately exercising power over another employee. Like sexual harassment, it is not uncommon for job discrimination to occur within an organization. For example, while it may be an unlawful employment practice, employers undoubtedly continue to consider certain protected demographics (such as gender and race) when making personnel decisions. In relation to these cases, social power—the ability of a person to influence or change the behavior of another—can be leveraged in order to perpetrate sexual harassment and engage in discriminatory practices.

Keywords:   sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, job discrimination, social power, influence

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.