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ERIC Number: ED310981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-12
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Sexual Harassment: What's Good for the Goose Is Good For the Gander.
Hazzard, Terry
Sexual harassment, once an issue only among women, is becoming a serious issue among men. The number of law suits brought by men alleging sexual harassment is increasing and will likely continue to increase as more women attain supervisory and management positions. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines harassment as "unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature." Harassment is further constituted when submission to such conduct is made a condition of employment, submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for employment decisions, or when such conduct has the effect of interfering with an individual's work performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. The harasser need not be the victim's supervisor though often is, and the victim is not necessarily a member of the opposite sex of the harasser. Victims are encouraged to: (1) document their performance following a case of exploitation; (2) attempt to gather evidence (witnesses or tape recordings); (3) utilize an internal grievance procedure; (4) encourage the development of an explicit code of conduct; and (5) become familiar with legal provisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A 29-item bibliography is included. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VII