April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and with that comes conversation about past and present cases related to sexual assault and harassment in a medical workplace. 

There are often cases about healthcare workers being victims of sexual violence and harassment in both smaller and more substantial medical institutions.

Harassment includes:

Assault includes:

Cases of sexual assault and harassment are entirely up to the leadership roles of an organization. The higher-ups of an institution are responsible for making the workspace into a safe environment for employees. Safe work environments are often threatened and subject to sexual harassment and assault cases because of:

Eliminating these issues from the workplace requires education and commitment to the matter at hand. Visit this site for more information about eliminating sexual assault and harassment in the workplace: http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/svaw/harassment/explore/5prevention.htm