Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry Term Paper by Master Researcher

Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry
A look at sexual harassment in the hospitality industry from a legal perspective.
# 35407 | 2,400 words | 10 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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This paper provides an overview of the issue of sexual harassment in the hospitality industry. The paper explains that the hospitality industry has a high number of cases against it as there is a high employee turnover, a high ratio of female to male employees and the fact that many employees work in various, and sometimes in isolated, areas of a property throughout the day. The paper notes the danger of lawsuits facing the industry and includes a personal opinion of this writer on the issue. Finally, the paper presents recommendations for those in the hospitality industry to avoid harassment issues.

Writer's Opinion

From the Paper:

"THE nature of the hospitality trade makes it "more prone" to sexual harassment problems. Given the very social nature of the environment sexual harassment becomes a focal issue. According to surveys conducted it has been seen that at least a third of American women had been targeted at some stage, with the hospitality industry identified as the worst offender. (Laabs, 1995)
"Yet, the actual numbers remain hidden as the people may not have considered they were being sexually harassed but having had the definition of sexual harassment read out to them they decided they had been. The survey showed that 31 per cent of women aged 18 and over, and 13 percent of men, had been sexually harassed at some stage in their life .
"The food and hospitality sector represented 19 per cent of the complaint statistics though it constitutes only 4.5 per cent of the workforce. The person who employed them often harassed women in the industry. The employees tended to be young, in part-time or casual low-paid positions."

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