Recommended Read: Staying In The Game: The Playbook for Beating Workplace Sexual Harassment

Image: Adrienne Lawrence, Attorney & Author

Sexual harassment is an issue so many of us face in the workplace. Although it is predominantly spoken about in relation to women being victims of it, it affects all genders. Manifesting itself in so many different ways, sexual harassment leaves victims feeling anything from confused to afraid to angry and everything in-between.

Some of the challenges with sexual harassment in the workplace include not feeling safe enough to report violations, fear of retaliation, fear of being ostracised and fear of job loss.

Having been subjected to sexual harassment while working at ESPN, Adrienne knows firsthand what it feels like to be victimised in a smothering culture of toxic masculinity and impunity.

Video: Adrienne Lawrence for Konnekted with Sihle Bolani

In her book, Adrienne shares her experiences, the key lessons that helped her win her case, her perspective as an attorney and lots of humour in-between. She shares tips on how to identify organisations that are sexual harassment hotbeds, how to identify the different types of sexual harassers & their enablers, she explains why sexual harassment isn’t actually a legal issue and she introduces us to what has become one of my favourite terms: harassholes. You can purchase Adrienne’s book here.

I also had the opportunity to have a chat with Adrienne on my podcast, The Workplace Revolution, which is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify & Anchor. You can listen to the episode here.

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