For Gesche Haas, 30, a tech entrepreneur in New York, it was an out-of-the-blue, late-night e-mail from a male coworker: "Take off your underwear, put it in a bag, and leave it on my desk." For Tiffany Kirk, 25, a bartender in Houston, it was a comment from a male customer: "I know where to get some really good coke if you want to do a line off my dick." And for Joanna Garcia, 28, a bank teller at a Wells Fargo branch in Reno, Nevada, it was a female supervisor allegedly talking nonstop about breasts and penises and graphically describing sexual encounters. "It felt almost like a nightclub." Garcia also alleged that her supervisor (whom she asked not to be named) showed her images of male genitalia and suggested she and other tellers wear provocative clothes to attract customers, according to a lawsuit filed on her behalf by the U. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that handles workplace discrimination.
"It was just a hostile, sexual environment," says Garcia.
"With the advent of social media, there is a much more casual relationship between coworkers and supervisors, and that absolutely creates more opportunity for people to cross the line between professional and unprofessional conduct," says David Lowe, a San Francisco employment lawyer.
Lowe represented Tinder's former marketing vice president Whitney Wolfe, who last year sued the dating app for sexual harassment.
Most users are seeking long-term or serious relationships, but that cohort only beat out “strictly casual” users at 33% to 30%.
The good news is that all the dating apps the survey included had a pretty good rate of yielding successful relationships — even Tinder.
The survey found that Tinder and Ok Cupid top the harassment list, with 39% of Tinder users and 38% of Ok Cupid users reporting feeling harassed.
Some users reported feeling harassed once or twice, while others said they always feel harassed.
As the workplace starts to feel more laid-back (your boss is your Facebook friend, your coworkers text you after hours, everyone meets for Whiskey Thursdays…at the office), more subtle forms of sexual harassment are taking a psychological and economic toll on women across the country.Many sexual harassment claims are filed because a workplace has become a hostile environment.This means that the offensive conduct, based on the sex of the victim, is so severe and pervasive that a reasonable person would see the environment as hostile or abusive.Bye Felipe began "three weeks ago" after a friend posted a screenshot of a hostile message she received on Ok Cupid to Facebook.Tweten had to laugh, because she has recently received a similar message.