From #MeToo to #TimesUp: Identifying Next Steps in Sexual Harassment Research in the Organizational Sciences Academic Article uri icon


  • Organizational scholarship on workplace sexual harassment has been dormant in recent decades. Yet, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movementswhich have shed critical light on experiences of sexual harassment in organizationssuggests that renewed scholarly attention on this topic is both crucial and warranted. In the current commentary, we provide recommendations for ways that scholars can revitalize attention to this topic, extending both scholarly and practitioner understanding of this phenomenon. In addition, we encourage scholars to begin expanding the conceptualization of sexual harassment to also encompass more subtle forms of harassment. Critically, broadening our scholarly knowledge of workplace sexual harassment can inform organizational policies and procedures aimed toward reducing its prevalence and impact.

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altmetric score

  • 3.7

author list (cited authors)

  • Chawla, N., Gabriel, A. S., O'Leary Kelly, A., & Rosen, C. C.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Chawla, Nitya||Gabriel, Allison S||O'Leary Kelly, Anne||Rosen, Christopher C

publication date

  • March 2021