ERIC Number: ED347699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Serious about Sexual Harassment. ERIC Digest, Number 75.
Lumsden, Linda S.
Strategies for dealing effectively with sexual harassment in the educational organization are presented in this document. Identification of the problem is complex, compounded by the context in which it occurs and different male and female perceptions. One starting point for identification is the 1980 federal guidelines passed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Possible effects on an individual experiencing harassment are also described. Implications of some recent legal decisions for schools include the right of victims to sue school districts and colleges and the need to seek policy input from women. Guidelines for adopting a good policy are offered. Steps to prevent sexual harassment, other than through written policies, include developing an organizational climate free from gender inequalities and providing training and education. (11 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Organizational Climate, Policy Formation, Sexual Harassment, Work Environment
Publication Sales, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (free; $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Information Analyses; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.