Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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TABLE OF CONTENTS TYPES OF DISCRIMINATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS DISCRIMINATION . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .1 Laws That Govern Sexual Harassment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 How It Affects The Workplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 TYPES OF SEX DISCRIMINATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Basic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Quid Pro Quo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Hostile Work Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 THE HIGH COST OF LITIGATION FOR EMPLOYERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 TYPES OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..8 EMPLOYER?S RESPONSIBILITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 VII. CONCLUSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 CASES CITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 I. TYPES OF DISCRIMINATION There are many forms of discrimination, especially in the workplace. Before we get into the different types of discrimination, we need to define the word discriminate which is, "to make a distinction in favor of or against a person or thing on the basis of the group, class, or category to which the person or thing belongs, rather than according to actual merit." Taken from the Unabridged Edition of the Random House Dictionary of the English Language. Like many people I was under the belief that to discriminate simply meant that y... ... middle of paper ... ...ts Acts of 1964 (Internet) http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/vii.html Whitehead, Roy Jr.; Spikes, Pam; Yelvington, Brenda. "Sexual Harassment In The Office." CPA Journal. Vol. 66 No. 2: pp.42-45, February 1996. Note: All periodicals were found through the Nexis/Lexis system in the Library. CASES CITED Ellison v. Brady, (1991) 924 F.2d 842 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Domino?s Pizza, Inc., 909 F.Supp. 1529 (M.D.Fla. 1995) Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc., 114 S.Ct. 367 (1993) Matthews v. Superior Court (Regents of University of California), (1995) 34 Cal.App.4th 598. Mogilefski v. Superior Court (Silver Pictures), (1993) 20 Cal.App.4th 1409. Neal v. Director, District of Columbia Department of Corrections, U.S.Dist. LEXIS, 11461, 11469, 11515 (D.D.C. 1995) Note: Cases cited were researched through the law library.

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