Estimating the Organizational Costs of Sexual Harassment: The Case of the U.S. Army
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- Faley, R.H., Knapp, D.E., Kustis, G.A. et al. Journal of Business and Psychology (1999) 13: 461. doi:10.1023/A:1022987119277
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A general model for estimating the organizational costs of sexual harassment in the workplace is proposed along with model-specific costing formulas. A partial implementation of the model is applied to sexual harassment incidence data for the Army gathered as part of a large-scale survey of the U.S. military services. Results indicate that the total annual cost of sexual harassment in the U.S. Army in 1988 was over $250,000,000. Organizational implications are discussed.