Throughout the course of one's life, an individual is likely to encounter a variety of unfair actions and injustices. In cases where these types of actions, comments or behaviors occur in a work environment, an employee may consider filing a formal complaint and even taking legal action. This is particularly true when discussing alleged acts of workplace sexual harassment. However, barring hard evidence, the feat of proving a sexual harassment case puts a heavy burden on the victim.
For individuals over the age of 40, the Internet was still in its infancy stages while many were attending college. For twenty-somethings, however, the Internet was an integral part of their childhood and their generation has played a major role in developing new and innovative ways to communicate and succeed in the digital age. It makes sense, therefore, that qualified and educated twenty-somethings are highly sought after by many technology and Internet companies.
Today, record numbers of women are pursing higher educational degrees and working outside the home. For many, the personal and financial freedoms that come with building a career and earning an income are a welcome change from the limited opportunities and societal expectations forced upon women of previous generations.
Whether fueled by hatred and anger or general ignorance, acts of discrimination and harassment have no place in any workplace. From comments, jokes and insinuations to overt acts of aggression; no employee should ever feel disrespected or bullied because of their national origin or religion.