Sexual harrassment at the work place. A case of Uganda Revenue Authority
Bukirwa, Shamim Babirye
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The purpose of the study was to examine the forms and causes of sexual harassment in Uganda Revenue Authority basing on the following objectives; To find out the forms of sexual harassment in Uganda Revenue Authority, to examine the causes of sexual harassment in Uganda Revenue Authority, and to find out strategies that can be implemented to curb on sexual harassment in Uganda Revenue Authority. This study adopted a descriptive research design in which both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used (Amin, 2015). The sample size was determined using Krejcie and Morgan (1970) formulae. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select the samples until when the required sample size is raised. Respondents were grouped into strata of managerial and non-managerial staff members; and purposive sampling was used to select the samples in each strata. Data was collected by using questionnaire. The quantitative data was cleaned, edited, coded, entered into the computer and analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) version 16. Frequency tables and graphs were drawn for demographics characteristics of respondents, and research objectives. Uganda Revenue Authority has different forms of sexual harassment and they include employees requesting for sexual favors and other acts of a sexual nature at the workplace, make negative comments and jokes about workmates, some managers withhold promotions for sex, some managers threaten employees with terminations, some comments made by staff members make employees feel embarrassed, and some staff members engage in unwanted behaviors. The causes of these sexual harassment are lack of organizational policy, Unconducive workplace climate, and job gender context.