By: Angela Hughes
Harassment is very much alive and has dominance in many types of workplaces, and the fire service is not excluded from workplace harassment. The fire department prides itself on being a “family.” The brotherhood and sisterhood is alive and strong! We look out for each other, celebrate the good days and support each other on the bad days. We should be, but there may be learned prejudices that we do not even realize we bring to work. The reason many of us think that harassment doesn’t happen in our departments is that, most often, when people think of harassment, they think only sexual harassment. Yet, harassment is not only sexual in nature.
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