Control through relations or as a system occurs when self-control or organization are lacking. While movements encouraging women to speak out have led to greater awareness of violence against women, a part of society is refusing to deal with them. Firms are urged by legislation to implement prevention and treatment measures for situations of harassment. What do these measures entail? What do they involve for the people concerned? From a perspective of psychosociology and the clinic of organizations, this article tackles these questions based on an intervention carried out in a hypermodern firm, txy. The analysis shows how the promise of justice collides with the interests of the organization: preserving its image, its legal risks, and the loyalty of its members. The measure dealing with situations of sexual harassment in the workplace embodies a situation of control, concealing the contradictions in which individuals are caught, and leading to the preservation of the interests of the firm rather than redressing injustice.
- Sexual harassment
- legal risk