POWER: Sexual harassment is an issue of power. People are sexually harassed by people who have greater power by virtue of their position, seniority, physical size, etc.
PERCEPTION: Men and women usually perceive sexual harassment differently, i.e. what behaviors are sexual harassment, and how much sexual harassment actually is occurring in the workplace.
RECOGNITION: The majority of management personnel and employees do not know how to recognize subtle sexual harassment.
TRAINING: Effective sexual harassment education programs and complaint procedures encourage sexually harassed employees to resolve their sexual harassment situations informally within their organization.
NO STEREOTYPES: There are no stereotypical recipients of sexual harassment. Woman who work in male-dominated jobs and men who work in female-dominated jobs are usually vulnerable to being sexually harassed by their peers.
SAME SEX SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Same sex sexual harassment is covered by the same laws as male-female or female-male sexual harassment.