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The words we use to describe sexual harassment

The words we use to describe sexual harassment

Finance
Explaining the language of sexual harassmentThe words we use to describe inappropriate sexual behavior determine how the behavior is remembered, reported and even investigated. But many people still aren't sure what constitutes harassment and what doesn't. "There are a lot of weird myths out there about what is and what isn't sexual harassment," says behavioral scientist Lilia Cortina. "People don't realize how many things actually are sexually harassing conduct." Here's a list of terms, where they fall on the legal spectrum and how they differ. Sexual harassmentThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines a behavior as unlawful harassment when it creates "a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile or abusive." That could include unwanted adva...
US goalkeeper Solo accuses ex-Fifa president Blatter of sexual harassment

US goalkeeper Solo accuses ex-Fifa president Blatter of sexual harassment

Sports
US goalkeeper Hope Solo has accused former Fifa president Sepp Blatter of sexual harassment.The World Cup winner, 36, says the incident happened at the 2013 Ballon d'Or awards, before she went on stage to present an award.In an interview with Portugal newspaper Expresso, Solo - who has 202 caps - said: "I had Sepp Blatter grab my ass."Blatter, 81, denied the incident took place, with his spokesman telling BBC Sport: "This allegation is ridiculous."Solo, when asked why she has not spoken out on the incident before, added: "I was nervous for the presentation. It was the Ballon d'Or I was presenting. "After that I didn't see him and that was kind of bad. I didn't get to tell him directly 'don't ever touch me'. That's the way I've always handled things - directly."A growing number of public fi...
Spacey 'seeking treatment' amid harassment claim

Spacey 'seeking treatment' amid harassment claim

Entertainment
Kevin Spacey is seeking "treatment" following claims he sexually harassed a teen thirty years ago, his publicist said.On Monday, actor Anthony Rapp claimed Spacey had made a sexual advance toward him in 1985, when Rapp was just 14-years-old and Spacey was 26.The House of Cards actor said in a statement that he does "not remember the encounter", but said he was "beyond horrified to hear his story"."But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology," Spacey added.He then addressed rumours about his sexuality, saying he now "chooses to live as a gay man".:: Is Kevin Spacey using his sexuality as a PR spin?Image:Anthony Rapp said the actor made a sexual advance when he was 17-year-oldA statement from Spacey's representatives said: "Kevin Spacey is taking the time necess...
Piven denies 'appalling' harassment allegations

Piven denies 'appalling' harassment allegations

Entertainment
Mr Selfridge star Jeremy Piven has denied twice groping an actress, calling the allegations "appalling".In a statement, Piven 52, said: "I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me."It did not happen. It takes a great deal of courage for victims to come forward with their histories, and my hope is that the allegations about me that didn't happen, do not detract from stories that should be heard."Ariane Bellamar, who appeared in Suicide Squad and The Hangover Part III, claimed the harassment happened on the set of the hit show Entourage and at the Playboy mansion.Hey @jeremypiven! ‘Member when you cornered me in your trailer on the #Entourage set? ‘Member grabbing my boobies on the 🛋 without asking??— Ariane Bellamar (@ArianeBellamar) October 30, 2017She tweeted on
Workplace touching: When it's OK, and when it's harassment

Workplace touching: When it's OK, and when it's harassment

Finance
What we've learned from the Harvey Weinstein scandalA handshake. A pat on the back. A hug. A shoulder rub. When it comes to workplace contact, what's OK and what's not? A good rule of thumb, from lawyers and etiquette experts alike: if you're considering anything beyond a handshake, proceed with caution. "Most healthy workplaces that I know of, people aren't really touching each other," says San Francisco attorney Kelly Armstrong. "There might be an employee going through a difficult time, and maybe they come and share that with you and maybe at the end of that they might come and give you a quick hug -- maybe. But it's rare. Or it should be." Some touching could be intended as innocent, but could be received in a negative way. Even seemingly simple gestures like hugs or pats can be vie...