ERIC Number: ED456560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Sexual Harassment by School Employees.
Borkowski, John W.; Brown, Lisa A.; Dodge, Jean Arnold; Ford, Tonya L.; Hoffman, Adam; Jacobs, Jennifer W.; Jaffe, Geraldine; Krent, Nancy Fredman; Schwartz, Richard A.; Shaw, Brian C.; Sneed, Maree
This monograph was designed to assist school attorneys, school board members, and administrators in their efforts to prevent, respond to, and defend against claims of sexual harassment by employees. It includes discussion of the law relating to harassment of employees by other employees and employee harassment of students. Practical advice is provided on developing comprehensive policies and procedures, conducting an investigation, and effective training programs. Help in preparing for Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) investigations can be found in the final two chapters. Seventeen appendices contain such documents as reprints of federal agency documents, sample policies and notices, checklists, sample training materials, and a resource list. It is imperative that schools prevent harassment from occurring, and respond promptly and appropriately when notified of specific incidents. This proactive and responsive approach is critical to establishing a work and educational environment free of harassment, ensuring that teaching and learning are not impeded and that schools do not incur legal liability. The monograph concludes with a National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of Attorneys' Membership information request form, Council Publications list and order form, a statement about the NSBA, and a list of NSBA past council chairmen and NSBA Federation member affiliated state councils. (RT)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Legal Aid, Postsecondary Education, Prevention, Resource Materials, School Law, School Personnel, Sexual Harassment, State Courts, Training
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.