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Sexual harassment a pervasive problem in health care

While just about anyone who makes a living working in Florida runs the risk of experiencing on-the-job sexual harassment, statistics show that workers in certain industries are substantially more likely to experience this type of treatment than those employed in other fields. Health care workers, in particular, face a high likelihood of experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. At the Law Office of Michelle Cohen Levy, P.A., we understand that on-the-job harassment can take a considerable toll on your life, and we have helped many people in health care and other industries pursue recourse after experiencing sexual harassment.

According to the Harvard Business Review, women who work in health care, in particular, face high rates of sexual harassment in the workplace. Between 30 and 70 percent of female doctors, for example, report that they have experienced sexual harassment on the job, and the problem is also common in settings that provide health care education. About half of all female medical students have reported that they, too, received unwanted sexual attention at some point during their schooling.

Why is sexual harassment such a prolific and widespread problem in health care? There are a number of different factors that can make a particular work environment more of a hotbed for sexual harassment. For starters, men are in charge of many hospitals and health care settings, and statistics show that male-dominated environments tend to see higher incidences of sexual harassment.

Furthermore, sexual harassment rates are typically higher in work environments that appear to tolerate this type of behavior, and this has, historically, been a problem in many health care settings. You can find out more about sexual harassment in the workplace by exploring our webpage.

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