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ERIC Number: ED404194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 27
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Sexual Harassment in the 90's.
Wasserman, Nora M. Fraser
This document discusses the developing law of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is discussed not only in the school environment, but also in the workplace. Two legally recognized forms of sexual harassment are described: (1) quid pro quo, or demanding sexual favors in exchange for grades, raises, promotions; and (2) the hostile environment claim, in which sexual harassment is so pervasive that even women not being directly subjected to sexual advances suffer because of the atmosphere. The document explains each form, the criteria for determining sexual harassment, and what a plaintiff must prove in order to make a claim against an employer. Title IX is discussed as it affects educational institutions receiving federal funds. The paper describes how Title IX is enforced and suggests steps an employee or student should take in response to sexual harassment. The guidelines for determining what constitutes sexual harassment that were issued by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are included. The grievance process is discussed, including how it works, how a complaint is filed, why students should report sexual harassment, how institutions should deal with sexual harassment, and considerations for developing an institution's sexual harassment grievance procedure. Statistics on sexual harassment in the United States is included. A question and answer section on what students should know about sexual harassment is followed by some common myths about harassment. Lists of resources are provided. (DK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972