No, i do not think that a person working at a store or factory should have to put up with this at all. This has been a major topic that has been trying to get cut down on in the nation with a lot of good programs put in place.
Harassment, sexual or otherwise, has no place at a job site. If an employer wants productive employees, they should guarantee an environment that is free from harassment and stress. There are laws in place to promote this, but sometimes employees feel far too intimidated to report their bosses when they cross the line.
They are scared they are going to be fired. I do not know why people are so scared to get fired? I get we are in a bad economy and work is scarce but that is no way to live. Many of these jobs over work people, and pay people like garbage anyway. People should stand up for themselves.
Workplaces are rarely completely voluntary environments. Though many of us would love to work for a company that we really were passionate about and committed to the reality is that most people wake up, get dressed, and go to work to make sure they can keep paying the bills. This reality is why harassment is so dangerous - workers need their jobs so they are afraid to say anything about being harassed - which means they try to learn to tolerate "small" harassment. This is simple an intolerable answer and clear solutions to stop it should be made.
It is the right of every worker in America to be able to go to work and do their job without having to be harassed. Work places have rules regarding workplace harrasment. And if such things are going on, then they should be enforce. I think there is no room for harassment in the work place.