Perspective on Sexual Harassment of Women in Workplace

Ehsan Rostamzadeh, Reza Toranj Mehregan


This article explore the Iranian women’s experience of sexual harassment at workplace, it effects on the harassed female
workers and the coping strategies employed by them and the available laws that protect them from sexual harassment
misconduct. This article focuses on sexual harassment in Iran which is relatively widespread. It is overwhelmingly directed at
women, especially those in less-powerful position in the labour market. Analysis is also conducted on the Iran national
legislation; its weakness and ignorance about harassment of working women at workplace and also the organization‘s fault in
not having a good and serious policy and programs to protect and support women worker in work environments. Since people
in order to economic need to be employment and they have to have relationship with individual and various group communities
both man and woman at workplace. So workplace can be where for sexual harassment and also communication problems.
According to labour law and human rights legislation, any statement and action has a gender massage, views or action that
respondent does not accepted and become uncomfortable is considered sexual harassment. This is an analytical study.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2p69

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