Sexual harassment or sexual assault can happen to anyone at anytime, anywhere: it does not discriminate. Whether you are working in fast foods, sports, a medical practice, executive office, modeling, acting, at church, a police station … it can happen anywhere, and it's been happening for as long as humans have been on this planet. To say it's only human nature would not be true—there are simply some people in this world who enjoy doing bad things and getting away with them. Hopefully, those days are going to be a thing of the past within our lifetime.
Although the problem is difficult to manage in an unstable environment, the workplace offers some stability to this problem because it has rules that must be obeyed, or you suffer the consequences. This is also true in general society, as a rule, but we all know how that goes. As an employer in today's world, it is more important than ever to have an employee handbook that clearly defines what is and what is not tolerated at work, and what actions will be taken for each infraction. It is up to the employer to provide rules and to also provide training on the subject. This is generally handled by Human Resources where managers and professionals are up-to-date on local state and federal laws regarding all work-related issues.