ERIC Number: ED231695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Sexual Harassment: State of the Law.
Culverhouse, Renee D.
Sexual harassment under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, as it applies to males or females in business situations. Harassment is discriminatory when females must act differently than males in order to receive the same opportunities. This is evident in cases where sexual submission is a condition of employment or advancement. The law requires that employees be treated equally, but does not require that they be treated fairly. Harassment is coercive when it threatens employee job security and interferes with work performance. Employers are responsible for their own acts, as well as those of supervisors, employees, and some non-employees, such as clients and customers. Employers are expected to prevent sexual harassment and to take immediate corrective action should it occur. Legal responsibility is determined per individual case. (BY)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VII; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association (Houston, TX, March, 1983).