For over twenty years I have worked with survivors of sexual assault, incest and early childhood sexual abuse as a pastoral counselor.  The impact of this type of violence on victim-survivors is enormous.  When searching for reasons as to why persons are exploited in this manner the common answer is – power.  The ability and the means to victimize an individual by means of insidious design. In his book, "Sex in the Forbidden Zone", psychiatrist Dr.

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An algorithm is a set of instructions for solving a problem or completing a process…The steps in an alogrithm are very precise and well-defined.  If your problem is a headache, your algorithm might look like this: 1.  Have your been hit on the head?  If yes, seek medical attention; if no, go to the next step.  2.  Have you taken a pain reliever?  If no, take one now; if yes, go to next step.  3. 

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Kabat-Zinn is a famous instructor of mindfulness and meditation and the founder of the Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.  He defines mindfulness in the following manner: "Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way." It was this definition of mindfulness that provided the motivational impedus and rationale for California Assemblywoman, Sarah Reyes, to sponsor AB1825.  "She noted that during the 2002-03 fiscal year, 4, 231 sexual harassment cases

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One of the most compelling cases of Sexual Harassment in the workplace is recorded in the book of Genesis Chapter 39. Joseph was the servant of Potiphar who was the captain of the guard.  Potiphar, by virtue of his position he was not a naive man.  He knew human character and therefore found Joseph to be an exceptional man and placed him over his entire household. Joseph was not only a highly competent business executive, he

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In the State of California companies or businesses with 50 or more employees must have sexual harassment training and such training is mandatory compliance with State law. It is also very important for companies with fifty or more employees to know that not only must their employees have sexual harassment training, their vendors must too. "Vendors are companies that do business with you; your business is the customer of these vendors".       Vendors can be:

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Sexual Harassment training is mandatory in the of California for companies with 50 or more employees.  Therefore, one of the most prudent and cost-effective ways that a company may protect itself from a costly sexual harassment law suit is to use Psychometric Testing. "Psychometric testing is the field of study that measures knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and personality traits." Robin McKay wrote:  "Broadly speaking there are two strategies for testing job candidates.  These can be classified

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"Analytics involves studying the effects of certain decision or events, or to evaluate the performance of a given scenario.  The goal of analytics is to improve the business by gaining knowledge which can be used to make improvements or changes." "Plaintiffs continue to sue employers for Sexual Harassment in ever increasing numbers."  In order for companies to address these concerns professional investigators will perform a workplace analysis to accurately determine the particulars of a complaint.

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Sexual Harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct including to all those in the work environment who must witness or overhear the conduct.  Some forms of unwelcome conduct include the following: Unwelcome sexual advances Flirting Teasing (can become very aggressive) Jokes Innuendos Suggestive looks Touching Body language etc… These types of behaviors constitute non-normative conduct for the work environment.  Such behavior is the deconstruction of person-hood through sexual objectification. Sexual objectification "can be roughly defined as the seeing and/or treatment

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Sexual violence against women in the workplace has a long and disturbing history according to researcher Louis F Fitzgerald.  He notes the following: "Sexual Harassment has been a fixture of the workplace since women first began to work outside the home.  Although true epidemiological studies do not exist, large scale surveys of working women suggest that approximately 1 of every 2 women will be harassed at some point during their academic or working lives.  The

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Louise F. Fitzgerald is an able and thorough researcher who has carefully documented the unfortunate reality of sexual violence against women in the workplace that extends back to Colonial America. Leaping forward in time, however, this researcher notes that under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 unwelcome sexual behavior in the workplace became theoretically illegal, but it was not until 1980 that a legal definition of sexual harassment came into existence. It was the Equal Employment Opportunity

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