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Křížková, Alena. 2006. „Co ještě není a co už je? Sexuální obtěžování v současných podmínkách pracovního trhu.“ Pp. 35-50 in Křížková, Alena, Hana Maříková, Zuzana Uhde (eds.). Sexualizovaná realita pracovních vztahů. Analýza sexuálního obtěžování v České republice. Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR. 156 s. ISBN 807330090-7.

Sexual harassment in the workplace is an important issue not just in terms of the seriousness of cases but also in terms of the frequency of incidence and the inadequacy of recourse options. In the cases of sexual harassment the majority of the victims are women, and the majority of the initiators or culprits are men. An alarming fact is that in one-fifth of cases the initiator of more serious forms of sexual harassment (non-verbal assaults, or explicit sexual overtures and assaults) is the woman’s boss. In the Czech labour market, where addressing this kind of sexual harassment is usually left up to the victims and their ability to put a stop to or ward off such behaviour, the situation is often hopeless. Sexual harassment most often occurs between colleagues, particularly in fields dominated by men. Many men do not regard verbal forms of harassment especially as conduct that could be offensive.

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