// Why Do We Blame Victims of Sexual Harassment?//

Many of us like to think that we’ll stand strong and act decisively during a crisis, but until we’re put in one, it’s impossible to know we’ll react. That conflict may affect how we view victims of sexual harassment, according to new research.

“Double Victimization in the Workplace: Why Observers Condemn Passive Victims of Sexual Harassment,” an article forthcoming in Organization Science and co-authored by Professor Ann Tenbrunsel of the University of Notre Dame with researchers from the University of Utah, Brigham Young, and Northwestern universities, explores judgment surrounding the victims of sexual harassment.

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